Platinum Carbon Black Ink and Golden High Flow tech ink on paper / Dix, 1891-1969 was one of the greatest 20th century painters. He justifiably claimed to have "invented" "New Objectivity." He was a combat veteran of WWI, and his most famous works depict the horror of war and the decay of society in the post war Germany of the 1920's and 30's. His work was declared "degenerate" by The NAZI's and he was forced into internal exile and forbidden from painting anything but landscapes. In the last days of WWII he was drafted into the German Army and eventually became a POW in allied France. After the war he refused to be excluded from any part of his country and he lived and worked in both West Germany and The GDR. The politics of art were such that he was shunned for not painting politically correct work from the perspective of either The East or The West. This drawing depicts him during this tragic second internal exile.