Dix

1989 GF8. Discovered 1989 Apr. 6 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the painter and graphic artist Otto Dix (1891-1969), born in the Thuringian town of Gera-Untermhaus. He was a representative of the new functionalism and is ranked with the great critical realists of the twentieth century. His pictures of the horrors of war are shocking and deeply moving. Dix was a member of the Prussian academy of arts and a master of the academy of arts in Dresden until he was dismissed by the Nazis in 1933. He was then outlawed as a "degenerate" artist, and 260 of his works were confiscated. (M 27129)

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