The Art of Crime
by Gavin Whitehead
A new history podcast about the unlikely collisions between true crime and the arts. Season 1 is titled The Unusual Suspects: Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper. For show notes and full transcripts, check out www.artofcrimepodcast.com. Subscribe today wherever you get your podcasts.
After serving in WWI, German painter Otto Dix rose to fame in the 1920s partly through his unflinching portrayal of modern warfare and the toll it took on the human body. However, these themes landed him on the blacklist following the Nazi seizure of power in 1933. After a no-name carpenter masterminded—and nearly pulled off—a daring attempt on Hitler’s life in 1939, the Nazis came knocking at Dix’s door, suspecting that he aided the would-be assassin.
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