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I had to experience how someone beside me suddenly falls over and is dead and the bullet has hit him squarely. I had to experience that quite directly. I wanted it. I'm therefore not a pacifist at all - or am I?

Otto Dix

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Dix like all other practicing artists was forced to join the Nazi government's Reich Chamber of Fine Arts (Reichskammer der bildenden Kuenste) a subdivision of Goebbels' Cultural Ministry (Reichskulturkammer). Biography

Early life and education

Otto Dix was born in Untermhaus Germany now a part of the city of Gera. He earned the Iron Cross (second class) and reached the rank of vizefeldwebel.

Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈhaɪnʁiç ˈɔto ˈdɪks]; 2 December 1891 – 25 July 1969) was a German painter and printmaker noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war. Along with George Grosz he is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit.

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