Dill Otto

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Otto Dill (1884-1957)

was a German painter known for his Impressionist depictions of animals, landscapes, and equestrian sports. He was a member of the Munich Secession, a cooperative of artists who sought to break from traditional artistic methods with whom he exhibited throughout the early 1920s. He, like many other artists of his generation, traveled to North Africa to make oil sketches of the people, animals, and landscapes he observed, bringing them home as reference to complete ultimately larger, more complex paintings. Born in 1884 in Neustadt, Germany, he went on to study painting at the Munich Academy with Heinrich Johann von Zügel, who encouraged his specialty of painting animals. From 1930 until his death in 1957, Dill lived and painted the landscape in his hometown of Neustadt.