Armin Theophil Wegner
(October 16, 1886 - May 17, 1978) was a German human
rights activist. Wegner was a witness to the Armenian
Genocide and actively spoke out against it. He has been
recognized by several German, Armenian and Jewish
organizations for his vocal resistance to some of the worst
atrocities of the 20th century, as well as his activism in the
name of human rights. In 1956 Wegner was awarded the
Highest Order of Merit by the Federal German government.
Painting Analysis by Christopher Kassabian, student at
Texas A&M University:
Wegner appears to be reserved and distanced. The colors
are relatively cold and cautious as if to reflect on the
darkness of what he's witnessed. The lighting and his
posture serve to show his deep reflective thoughts.