Otto Dix: Watercolors Rediscovered

Henrike von Spesshardt reports on the discovery of previously unknown watercolors and drawings by German painter Otto Dix on view in the exhibition Dix in Düsseldorf - Otto Dix and the Dusseldorf Artistic Scene 1920-1925 on view from September 4-December 2, 2011, at Galerie Remmert und Barth, Düsseldorf.

Spesshardt notes that Dix is known as "a virtuoso of watercolor technique, known for masterful wet-on-wet depictions of prostitutes, sailors, invalids and other marginal figures of contemporary society.... The rediscovered works include 'three important watercolors from Dix's years in Duesseldorf, from 1922 and 1923. The titles of the works are Soubrette, Nächtens and Strich III. The period in which they were produced is deemed the most important for Dix's watercolors and was his most productive time.' "