1924-1933 | Zenith - Berlin and Dresden

1924 final breakthrough as a recognized German contemporary artist. The Berlin art dealer Karl Nierendorf publishes the Kriegszyklus (War Cycle) and subsequently assumes the task of representing Dix. A first illustrated monograph, with an introduction by Willi Wolfradt, appears in the series Junge Kunst (Recent Art) published by Klinkhardt & Biermann. Dix contributes 13 works to the First German Art Exhibition in Moscow, Saratov and Leningrad and is also a contributor to the portfolios Krieg (War) and Hunger sponsored by the Internationale Arbeiterhilfe (International Worker's Aid). In late 1924, he has a successful one man exhibition (watercolors and drawings) in the Berlin Kronprinzenpalais.

November 1925 Moves to Berlin, taking an apartment at Kaiserdamm 20 and, after 1926, a studio at Kurfürstendamm 190. Forms acquaintances in the intellectual and artistic circles of patrons of the Romanisches Cafe. 1925/26 Participation in the thematic exhibition Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) in Mannheim and the 1926 International Art Fair in Dresden.