Artist Rooms

August Sander

  • 12 February – 10 July 2011

This exhibition is part of the 2011 tour of ARTIST ROOMS " the outstanding collection of post-war and contemporary art assembled by the art collector Anthony d'Offay and part-gifted to the nation in 2008 with support from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Scottish Government.

 © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Cologne; DACS, London, 2011.

ARTIST ROOMS is owned jointly by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland and is being shared with museums and galleries throughout the UK thanks to the support of the Art Fund and the Scottish Government. This exhibition is part of the 2011 ARTIST ROOMS tour. Renowned photographer August Sander (1876 1964) is one of the most influential practitioners of the twentieth century and his legacy can be found in the work of Diane Arbus, Rineke Dijkstra and many other contemporary artists. This exhibition is taken from a major collection of 177 modern prints, recently placed on long-term loan to ARTIST ROOMS by Anthony d'Offay.These prints were produced from the original plates by August Sander's grandson Gerd Sander who himself is recognised internationally as a photographer and master printer. Together the photograph collection creates an extensive resource, offering audiences an overview of Sander's achievements as an artist, photographer and recorder of history.