Folio Society – Artist Research Otto Dix

A German born painter and printmaker who served in the Garman military on the western front as part of both an artillary unit and a machine gun unit, seeing fighting at the Somme. After the war he refocused on art and produced many haunting images relating to trench warfare. His works offer a first hand glimpse at the torment suffered by troops during the Great War.

While his work is quite horrifying in its grotesque depictions of the war, with dead and dying soldiers and animals featuring heavily, the compositions he creates and the mood he imparts are extremely relevant to my own work, something that I find inspiring about Dix’s work.

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