The J. Paul Getty Museum

Havemann String Quartet

Object Details

Title:

Havemann String Quartet

Artist/Maker:

August Sander (German, 1876 - 1964)

Culture:

German

Place:

Germany (Place Created)

Date:

about 1923

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.126.485

Dimensions:

16.4 × 22.1 cm (6 7/16 × 8 11/16 in.)

Copyright:

© J. Paul Getty Trust

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Object Description

Founded in the early 1920s by Gustav Havemann (German, 1882-1960), the Havemann String Quartet performed both classical and modern music, some of it considered avant-garde. When the Third Reich imposed a ban on what they considered "degenerate" music, Havemann (at far right) was expelled from the national musicians' club because he had intervened on behalf of composer Paul Hindemith.

Provenance
Provenance
1984 -

Gunther Sander, German, 1907 - 1987

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
August Sander's People of the 20th Century (November 16, 2007 to September 14, 2008)
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), November 16, 2007 to February 3, 2008
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 6 to September 14, 2008