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Otto Dix
(1891 - 1969)

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1891 Born 2 December near Gera, Germany
1906 Studies decorative painting under Carl Senff
1913 Painting trips to Austria and Italy
1914 Front soldier in France, Flanders and Russia
1914 Volunteers for the German Army
1915-16 Serves on the Western Front
1917 Serves on the Eastern front, returns to France after Russian peace
1918 Awarded the Iron Cross
1918 Founds "Neue Sachlichkeit" with George Grosz
1919 Attends Dresden School of Arts and Crafts (until 1922)
1919 Co-founds a secession called "Gruppe 19"
1920 Participates in the First International Dada Fair
1923 Is tried and acquitted for disseminating pornography because of his painting Girl in Front of a Mirror
1923 Marries Martha Lindner in Duesseldorf
1924 "The War", cycle, published
1924 Participates in No More War! , a travelling exhibition
1924 Participates in the "First General German Art Exhibit" in Moscow
1925 Studies at the Duesseldorf Academy of Arts
1927 Teaches at Dresden Academy
1931 Member of the Prussian academy of the arts, Berlin
1933 Dix's work is confiscated by the Nazis and then used to form the bulk of their travelling "Reflections of Degeneracy"
1936 Moves to Switzerland
1939 Arrested by the Gestapo because of alleged participation in a plot on Hitler's life
1940 Conscripted into the Volkssturm (German Home Guard)
1945 Forced to join the German Army; ends up a French prisoner of war
1946 Released in February, returns to Dresden
1956 Named a corresponding member of the German Academy
1969 Dies 25 July in Singen am Hohentwiel
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