German painter Anton Räderscheidt, leading figure of the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit).
This artistic movement emerged in 1918. Characterized by a desire to represent the real unvarnished “from observation and judgment,” it tends to be a cold mirror of the corrupted and unhealthy society of the postwar period.
The artists of the New Objectivity will be singled out as “degenerate artist” by the regime Nazi . This is also why the movement died in 1933, with the arrival of Hitler to power.
Photographer: August Sander
Bismarckstrasse (at 6 am when the street was empty), Cologne, Germany, 1927.