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Wiegand, Schreiber

    Full Name: Wiegand, Schreiber

    Gender: male

    Date Born: unknown

    Date Died: unknown

    Home Country/ies: Germany


    Director of the Kunsthütte in Chemnitz (greater Dresden) in the 1920s. A conservative, he questioned the inclusion of German Expressionist artists in the traveling “Die neue Sachlichkeit” show originating from the Mannheim Kunsthalle, organized by Gustav Hartlaub. Wiegand felt the works in question were Bolshvistic. His requesting that these works be eliminated was an early example of politcal art censorship in Germany which climaxed with the Nazi attacks on modern in in 1933-1937.


    Barron, Stephanie. “Modern Art and Politics in Prewar Germany,”in Barron, Stephanie, ed. Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991, p. 8.


    "Wiegand, Schreiber." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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