Gletscher im Engadin. 1938. Mixed media on fiberboard. Löffler 1938/9, with full-page illu. in black and white on p. 134. Lower left monogrammed and barely legibly dated. 80 x 70 cm (31.4 x 27.5 in). Verso with a study of a tree in charcoal. Fine and early apocalyptic landscape painting.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munich. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia. Private collection USA.
LITERATURE: Mosheh Tuskerman (editor), Geschichte und bildende Kunst, Göttingen 2006, pp. 172f., with illu. "In the end everyone paid him tribute [..] once the shock over the apocalyptic reflection of art history had settled in a soothing distance. It seemed that the time had come to praise his work in speeches held in noble halls. A work characterized by the chaos of the doom of the bourgeois." Thomas Schröder, Otto Dix. Zum Todes des Malers, in: Die Welt, July 28, 1969.