'I must paint you! I simply must! … You are representative of an entire epoch!'
She walked in one direction and he in the other. Dix stopped in his tracks. "I must paint you, I simply must! You represent an entire epoch." She was amused. "You want to paint my lacklustre eyes, my ornate ears, my long nose, my thin lips. You want to paint my short legs, my big feet - things that can only frighten people and delight no one?" To Dix, her depiction was perfect. The portrait would represent a generation concerned not with the outward beauty of a woman but her psychological condition.
Portrait of the Singer Elisabeth Stüntzner 1932
Portrait of Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann, 1922
Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann was a clinical psychologist and a specialist in nervous systems. His sessions often included hypnotic therapy. In this portrait he appears both mad and under the spell of his own hypnotic trance. His eyes bulge and glitter. His fists are clenched and his posture is tense. What demons lurk beneath that morbid exterior? It's as though Dix turned tables on the doctor released them with his own psychological examination.
Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix (German: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈhaɪnʁiç ˈɔto ˈdɪks]; 2 December 1891 – 25 July 1969) was a German painter and printmaker, noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war. Along with George Grosz, he is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit.
Allen Tucker (1866–1939) was an American artist.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1866 and graduated from the School of Mines of Columbia University in 1887 with a degree in architecture and worked as a draftsman at McIlvaine and Tucker. In 1908, he exhibited with Robert Henri, George Luks, George Bellows and others, contemporary with The Eight.
Tucker was active in organizing the 1910 first exhibit of the Independents, and was responsible for the catalog of the Armory Show of 1913. One of his landscapes appeared on the postcard announcement.
From 1921 through 1926 he served as an instructor at the Art Students League of New York.
His work appears in many major American museums and collections.