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Otto Dix
Evangelium nach Matthäus - Rare Book Illustrated by Otto Dix - 1960

1960

$2,850.46

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Evangelium nach Matthäus is an original modern rare book illustrated by Otto Dix (1891 – 1969) in 1960. Published by Käte Voigt, Berlin. Deluxe original edition. Format: in 8°. 300 numbered and signed copies. The book includes 104 pages with 33 lithographs. Mint conditions. Otto Dix (1891 – 1969). Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix (1891 – 1969) was a German painter and printmaker, noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of German society during the Weimar Republic and the brutality of war. Along with George Grosz and Max Beckmann, he is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit.In the autumn of 1915 he was assigned as a non-commissioned officer of a machine-gun unit on the Western front and took part in the Battle of the Somme. In November 1917, his unit was transferred to the Eastern front until the end of hostilities with Russia, and in February 1918 he was stationed in Flanders. Back on the western front, he fought in the German Spring Offensive. He earned the Iron Cross (second class) and reached the rank of vizefeldwebel. In August of that year he was wounded in the neck, and shortly after he took pilot training lessons. When the Nazis came to power in Germany, they regarded Dix as a degenerate artist and had him sacked from his post as an art teacher at the Dresden Academy. He later moved to Lake Constance in the southwest of Germany. Dix's paintings The Trench and War Cripples were exhibited in the state-sponsored Munich 1937 exhibition of degenerate art, Entartete Kunst. War Cripples was later burned. The Trench was long thought to have been destroyed too, but there are indications the work survived until at least 1940. Its later whereabouts are unknown. It may have been looted during the confusion at the end of the war. It has been called 'perhaps the most famous picture in post-war Europe ... a masterpiece of unspeakable horror.

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  • Creator
    Otto Dix (1891-1969, German)
  • Creation Year
    1960
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.42 in. (29 cm)Width: 8.94 in. (22.7 cm)Depth: 0.4 in. (1 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: M-1183951stDibs: LU65037937672

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