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Der Kölner Maler Heinrich Hoerle (Heinrich Hoerle, Cologne Painter)

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August Sander, Der Kölner Maler Heinrich Hoerle (Heinrich Hoerle, Cologne Painter), 1928 (negative); 1970s (print), gelatin silver print, Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, © artist or other rights holder, 89.5

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Title

Der Kölner Maler Heinrich Hoerle (Heinrich Hoerle, Cologne Painter)

Artist

August Sander (German, 1876-1964)

Date

1928 (negative); 1970s (print)

Medium

gelatin silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 13 1/8 in x 9 3/4 in; sheet: 13 1/2 in x 9 13/16 in

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

German

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund

Accession Number

89.5

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

artists

gelatin silver prints

photographs

portraits

Description

Endeavoring to document a wide swath of German society after World War I, August Sander created a vast archive of portraits that resulted in the 1929 book Faces of Our Time and the photographic series People of the Twentieth Century. After the Nazi Party came to power in 1933, the government seized copies of Faces of Our Time and destroyed the corresponding negatives, claiming that Sander’s subjects did not meet Nazi standards of Aryan purity. Heinrich Hoerle, photographed by Sander in 1928, was a modernist German painter who was influenced by radical artistic movements such as Dada and Constructivism. His art was condemned by the Nazi regime as degenerate, and he died in Cologne at the age of 41, eight years after this portrait was made.

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