The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Skin Graft

Year: 1924


Many soldiers returned home horribly disfigured by the war. Efforts were made to improve their looks but methods were primitive and wounds grotesque. Some simply opted for masks. Others couldn't bear such an existence.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #40
National Gallery of Austrailia

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  • Sabrina Sohn

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