09 February 2011
August Sander Exhibition at Dean Art Gallery in Edinburgh
Scottish art lovers are in for a treat this month. Our newest charity partner, the National Galleries of Scotland, is about to launch a new exhibition. This will showcase the work of August Sander, one of the 20th century’s most influential photographers.
The collection will be on display at the Dean Art Gallery in Edinburgh from 12 February to 10 July – and it is free to visit.
August Sander (1876-1964) is best known for his lifelong effort to document the German people through a series of portraits. His photographs feature men and women of all walks of life. These range from wealthy landowners and professionals to farm labourers, trades people and the homeless.
The exhibition features work from ARTIST ROOMS, a new collection of modern and contemporary art held by the Tate and National Galleries.
The display will include prints produced from original negatives by the artist’s grandson, Gerd Sander, and his assistant, Jean Differdange. It will also feature two portfolios of vintage photographs and photos of the artist and his family.
Our players have raised over £159,000 for the National Galleries of Scotland so far. This money will help fund new exhibitions and education programmes, making art more accessible for people in Scotland.