Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933

23 June – 15 October 2017

Starting with the Treaty of Versailles, this exhibition tells the story of the Weimar Republic.

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933 presents the faces of Germany between the two world wars told through the eyes of painter Otto Dix (1891–1969) and photographer August Sander (1876–1964) – two artists whose works document the radical extremes of the country in this period.

Featuring more than 300 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, Portraying a Nation combines two exhibitions: Otto Dix: The Evil Eye, which includes paintings and works on paper that explore Dix’s harshly realistic depictions of German society and brutality of war, and ARTIST ROOMS: August Sander, which presents photographs from Sander’s best known series People of the Twentieth Century, his attempt to document the German people. In painting and photography, these works from a pivotal point in the country’s history reflect both the glamour and the misery of Weimar Republic.


Caption: August Sander, notaio


Further information:
  • Opening times Monday to Sunday 10 am to 5.30 pm
  • This is a free exhibition
  • Location Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
  • For more information  please call 0151 702 7400