Running between 23 June and 15 October, ‘Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933’ features artwork from photographer August Sander and sketches by painter Otto Dix which have never before been displayed in the UK.
The Dix drawings, originally produced on the back of medical prescription paper, depict an imaginary world filled with fantasy creatures, which the painter dreamed up with help from Dr Hans Koch and his wife Martha’s children Martin and Hana.
Francesco Manacorda, artistic director, Tate Liverpool says: “We’re delighted to bring these important and fascinating works to the UK for the first time.
“Dix was heavily influenced by the horrors he saw in the war as well as the radical political and social extremes of the Weimar Republic. His artistic intentions were to offer an unflinching portrait of society yet these lyrical drawings offer a glimpse into the private world of the artist.”