Oskar Hammelsbeck and his Wife in Heilegenkirchen, Germany

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
September 1968
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14" Width: 11"
Description:
A black and white photo of a woman in a sweater and blouse sitting in a chair while a man in a suit kneels behind it and smiles into the camera. The woman is not smiling. To the left of the chair is the corner of a table with a record player sitting on it but only the knobs on the player are visible. There is a doorway to the right, behind the man, but the contents of the next room aren't visible.
Historical Context:
Oskar Hammelsbeck was a German educator and author, combining his career in education sciences and teacher education at the university level, with his management of the Confessing Church in Berlin. He believed in cooperation between Protestant theology and education, and that the intertwinement would lead to salvation for all. He retired in 1971, but continued lending part-time lectureships for catechetics and educational pedagogy at the Wuppertal University of Applied Sciences.