The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Portrait of Violinist Laslo von Rust
Bildnis des Geigers Laslo von Rust

Year: 1920

Description: In 1920, Dix was an art student in Dresden. He was surrounded by artists from all over Germany. During this time, he sketched many people from that community. This is his rendition of a violinist named Laslo von Rust. 

This work is part of the Musuem of Modern Art's permanent collection. It's incorrectly listed in the catalog as "Carlo von Rust." From the inscription on the left, we can clearly see the violinist's name is "Laslo."

Provenance: Public Museum

  • Museum of Modern Art (1013.1969)

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  • Sabrina Sohn

    I was wondering if the subject matter himself commissioned the artist to draw the doctor or not? thanks