"Kono-Dil: The Lion's Stain of Munich"

Otto Dill

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(1884 Neustadt a.d. Hardt - 1957 Bad Dürkheim) "In the Circus" / "Lion Tamer". Original title: Scene from the Circus Krone in Munich. This main work, painted in 1928, is characterized by a powerful, fast brushstroke and belongs to the best creative phase of the late Impressionist. It was strongly influenced by the animal painter Heinrich von Zügel, who was Dill's master student at the Munich Academy from 1909 to 1913. Already in the summer of 1917, Dill exhibited a first extensive collection of 10 oil paintings and 15 drawings at the exhibition in the Munich Glass Palace. Since this exhibition, equestrian and horse motifs as well as lions and other big cats have been the main subjects of his work, so that he also became known as "Horse-Dill" or "Lion-Dill". As a member of the Munich Secession, he participated in various exhibitions of the artist association from 1922 to 1930. In 1924, he was awarded the title of professor. In 1930, the artist moved from Munich to Neustadt an der Weinstraße, and in 1941, he moved to Bad Dürkheim, where he lived and worked until his death in 1957. Alongside Max Slevogt, Otto Dill is now considered one of the most important artists of classical modernism in the Palatinate. Oil on canvas; signed and dated 1928. Verso, signed, titled, and labeled "In the Circus, Prof. Otto Dill, Munich"; original label with title and artist's address in Munich. 70 cm x 100 cm. Framed. Provenance: German private collection, Rhineland-Palatinate.

02 Apr 2024

4 817 000,00



Author Otto Dill

Style Impressionism

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