Otto Dix

Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann, 1920

Oil on canvas
90.8 x 61 cm (35 3/4 x 24 in.)
The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Anonymous gift, 1969, donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1988
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b. 1891
d. 1969

Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann
Otto Dix
1920
Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann, 1920
Otto Dix, Portrait of the Lawyer Dr. Fritz Glaser, 1921

Oil on canvas
105.9 x 78.75 cm (41 3/4 x 31 in.)
Private Collection, New York
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b. 1891
d. 1969

Portrait of the Lawyer Dr. Fritz Glaser
Otto Dix
1921
Otto Dix, Portrait of the Lawyer Dr. Fritz Glaser, 1921
Otto Dix, The Businessman Max Roesberg, Dresden, 1922

Oil on canvas
94 x 63.5 cm (37 x 25 in.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1992
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b. 1891
d. 1969

The Businessman Max Roesberg, Dresden
Otto Dix
1922
Otto Dix, The Businessman Max Roesberg, Dresden, 1922
Group Portrait: Günther Franke, Paul Ferdinand Schmidt, and Karl Nierendorf, 192

Oil on canvas, mounted on wood
40 x 74 cm (15 3/4 x 29 1/8 in.)
Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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b. 1891
d. 1969

Group Portrait: Günther Franke, Paul Ferdinand Schmidt, and Karl Nierendorf
Otto Dix
1923
Group Portrait: Günther Franke, Paul Ferdinand Schmidt, and Karl Nierendorf, 192
Portrait of the Lawyer Dr. Hugo Simons, 1925

Tempera and oil on wood
75 x 60 cm (29 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.)
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Purchase, grant from the Government of Canada under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, gifts of the Succession J.A. DeSève, Charles and Andrea Bronfman, Nahum Gelber and Dr. Sheila Gelber, Phyllis Lambert, the Volunteer Association and the Junior Associates of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Louise L. Lamarre, Pierre Théberge, the Museum's acquisition fund, and the Horsely and Annie Townsend Bequest

b. 1891
d. 1969

Portrait of the Lawyer Dr. Hugo Simons
Otto Dix
1925
Portrait of the Lawyer Dr. Hugo Simons, 1925
Otto Dix, Portrait of the Dancer Anita Berber, 1925

Oil and tempera on plywood
120 x 65 cm (47 1/4 x 25 5/8 in.)
Sammlung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg im Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
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b. 1891
d. 1969

Portrait of the Dancer Anita Berber
Otto Dix
1925
Otto Dix, Portrait of the Dancer Anita Berber, 1925
Portrait of the Laryngologist Dr. Mayer-Hermann, 1926

Oil and tempera on wood
149.2 x 99.1 cm (58 3/4 x 39 in.)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Philip Johnson, 1932
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b. 1891
d. 1969

Portrait of the Laryngologist Dr. Mayer-Hermann
Otto Dix
1926
Portrait of the Laryngologist Dr. Mayer-Hermann, 1926
Otto Dix, Portrait of the Poet Iwar von Lücken, 1926

Oil and tempera on canvas
225 x 120 cm (88 5/8 x 47 1/4 in.)
Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Berlin
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b. 1891
d. 1969

Portrait of the Poet Iwar von Lücken
Otto Dix
1926
Otto Dix, Portrait of the Poet Iwar von Lücken, 1926
Otto Dix, The Artist's Family, 1927

Oil on wood
80 x 50 cm (31 1/2 x 19 3/4 in.)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
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b. 1891
d. 1969

The Artist's Family
Otto Dix
1927
Otto Dix, The Artist's Family, 1927
Otto Dix, Reclining Woman on Leopard Skin, 1927

Oil on wood
68 x 98 cm (26 3/4 x 38 5/8 in.)
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Gift of Samuel A. Berger
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b. 1891
d. 1969

Reclining Woman on Leopard Skin
Otto Dix
1927
Otto Dix, Reclining Woman on Leopard Skin, 1927
Portrait of a Young Girl (Erni), 1928

Mixed media on wood
34.5 x 21.5 cm (13 5/8 x 8 1/2 in.)
Otto Dix Stiftung, Vaduz, Switzerland
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b. 1891
d. 1969

Portrait of a Young Girl (Erni)
Otto Dix
1928
Portrait of a Young Girl (Erni), 1928

Otto Dix

March 11-August 30, 2010

This spring, Neue Galerie New York presents “Otto Dix,” the first solo museum exhibition of works by this major German artist ever held in North America. Organized by Olaf Peters, Professor of Modern Art History and Art Theory at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, the show will open at the Neue Galerie, then travel to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

More than almost any other German painter, Otto Dix (1891-1969) and his works have profoundly influenced the popular notion of the Weimar Republic. His paintings were among the most graphic visual representatives of  that period, exposing with unsparing and wicked wit the instability and contradictions of the time.

The exhibition includes more than 100 masterpieces by Otto Dix, and addresses four themes. The first is Dix’s traumatic experiences as a soldier in World War I. The second is portraiture, a genre at which the artist excelled. The third is sexuality, a key theme in the Dix oeuvre. The fourth is religious and allegorical painting. The show includes the work that Dix is best known for—paintings from the so-called “golden Weimar years”—but to contextualize them, it also includes Dix’s work from the early 1920s, as well as his later work, produced as veiled protest against the Third Reich.

To view installation photographs of the exhibition, please follow this link.