Description: Before the war, Dix was an amateur artist working in Dresden. In 1912, the city was home to a major exhibition of the works of Van Gogh. As Sunrise reveals, the young Dix was influenced by the Dutch artist.
In 1920, Dix donated Sunrise (Sonnenaufgang) to the city museum in Dresden. When the NSDAP came to power, they deemed it offensive and had it removed. The work was in private hands after the war.
In 2013, four German cultural foundations pooled resources and purchased the painting at auction in order to donate it to the StÃ¤dtische Galerie.
Provenance: Städtische Galerie Dresden