b. Dec 1891 Dresden. d. July 1969.
When Dix wasn’t painting or drinking cappuccinos in art houses he was dealing hot death from the barrel of an MG-08 for the German Army in WWI.
He fought in The Somme twice and on the Eastern Front .
Dix eagerly volunteered for service in 1915 and in August of 1918 was severely wounded in the neck. Dix then tried to get into flight school but his war had ended. Dix was awarded the Iron Cross and was discharged, so he returned to being an artist. In 1919 Dix founded the Dresden Secession Art Group. By 1924, he was showing all over Germany and had become notorious along with his friend and fellow veteran, George Grosz for their brutal depictions of trench warfare.
Much of Dix work was directed at deriding the Wiemar Republic and underlining the horrors the working class go through in war for the sake of upper class interests.
As he witnessed the way many invalid veterans were treated his view of society soured further. Dix painted his most important work between 1920 and 1929.
With the rise of the MF’n Social Democrats, Dix and his contemporaries were persecuted and put in prison. The Nazis burned most of his work except for a select cache which was hidden by his son and discovered in 2012.
After WWII Dix returned to Dresden and continued to paint pictures critical of German High Society. He was awarded numerous medals and was held in high regard by his countrymen.
Otto Dix. New Master.
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