The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

How I Looked As A Soldier

Year: 1924

Description: In 1914, Dix was an enthusiastic volunteer in the Kaiser's army. Retrospect did not allow him to alter depictions of himself at that time. Here he is very much a warrior, course and unshaven with a cigarette in his mouth and a machine gun in his arms. His uniform is tattered while his helmet is punctured. Dix survived despite the skull-like appearance of his face.

Provenance: Neue Galerie, New York

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  • Sabrina Sohn

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