Otto Dix; German painter, printmaker 1891-1969
One of my favourite artists. I was given a book of his work for my birthday and these are a few of my favourite portraits. These hardly do justice to his range. Much of his work was deeply shaped by the first world war, of which he was a veteran, and the theme dominates his earlier work. In later years he began painting portraits of both the famous and shadowy characters of Berlin in the 1920s, including the scandal plagued dancer Anita Berber (showed in the first painting).