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Wilhelm Leibl & August Sander – from May 17 to August 11, 2013, the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne is presenting portraits by the painter and the photographer.

The painter Maler Wilhelm Leibl (1844–1900) and the photographer August Sander (1876–1964) are among Germany's most important portrait artists. Though the two masters never met during their lifetimes, they shared a fascination for the human face. The exhibition, Face Value – Wilhelm Leibl & August Sander, is divided into nine chapters and reveals an unexpected diversity of tangents, frameworks and parallels that appear in the works of both of these exceptional artists.

This special exhibition at the Wallraf-Richartz museum presents 80 instances where portraits by each of the artists meet, and reveal how Wilhelm Leibl was one of August Sander's artistic inspirations. A fascinating dialogue across mediums and decades.

Further information at: www.wallraf.museum

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