Otto Dix: Matthäus Evangelium


German Expressionist artist, Otto Dix , boldly recounts the story of the Book of Matthew with 34 lithographs. The cycle commences with an interpretation of the Sacrifice of Isaac as it looks forward to the work of the Savior, but the life of Jesus begins with the Adoration of the Magi, then it moves through his ministry and focuses on the Passion. Interestingly, Otto Dix ends the series with an image entitled, Go Therefore into the World, acknowledging that the work of the Gospel continues as we proclaim Christ’s redemption. Matthaüs Evangelium has 33 lithographs and the signed title page, a self-portrait, and a lithograph poster portraying the artist and a grandchild.

A woodcut self-portrait and an original lithograph poster of the artist and his grandchild adds a final touch to the show.


Each print is framed to 20” x 16” and is ready for hanging.


The exhibition comes with:

 • labeling information with the biblical text associated with the image

 • file for an accompanying brochure/handout with an essay written by Sandra Bowden

 • digital images of each piece of art

 • shipping and crating information



1. Abraham and Isaac

2. Wise Men Visit the Christ Child

3. Flight to Egypt

4. Massacre of the Innocents in Bethlehem

5. Baptism of Jesus

6. The Temptation

7. Calling of Peter

8. Sermon on the Mount

9. Stilling the Storm

10. Healing of the Two Demonics

11. Healing of Jarius’s daughter

12. Healing of the Blind

13. Towns and Villages

14. Sign of Jonah

15. Beheading of John the Baptist

16. Feeding the Five Thousand

17. Healing of the Lepers




By Sandra Bowden


Otto Dix (1891 – 1969) is one of the greatest German Expressionist artists of the first half of the 20th century. He was known for his work in the 1920s that focused on those at the margins of society. He was deeply impacted by his service in World War I and his early work reflects those experiences. His post-World War II work was largely religious in nature, and during that time he produced an important series of expressionist lithographs that depict the book of Matthew.

18. Transfiguration of Jesus

19. Coin in the Mouth of the Fish

20. The Greatest in Heaven—Children

21. Entering Jerusalem

22. The Ten Virgins

23. The Sacrificial Lamb

24. The Last Supper

25. Gethsemane

26. The Capture of Jesus

27. Betrayal of Peter

28. King of the Jews

29. Scoffing

30. Carrying the Cross

31. Crucifixion

32. Angel at Tomb

33. Go Therefore into the World

34. Signed Title Page

35. Self Portrait with Grandchild poster

36. Self Portrait (Selbstbildnis)

The show rents for $400 /month, with a minimum of 4 weeks per venue. With the rental of two months the third month is free.

Bowden Collections offers a variety of traveling exhibitions available to museums, churches, colleges and seminaries: several feature the work of important historical artists such as Georges Rouault, Marc Chagall, Ottos Dix and Alfred Manessier; others explore topics related to the Bible. A packet containing everything needed to mount the exhibition with files for labels, itemized lists, a brochure or flyer in PDF format, high-resolution digital files of art in the exhibition, and shipping information is provided. Venues are responsible for the rental fee and shipping, usually to the following venue.

Exhibitions of this Collection

February 20, 2016 to May 20, 2016

Colonial Presbyterian Church

12501 West 137th Street

Overland Park, KS 66221

(816) 942-3272

Contact :

Randy Shaneyfelt, 816-501-3001,


November 1, 2015 to January 30, 2016

Billy Graham Center Museum

501 College Ave, Wheaton IL 60187

Contact: Eric Durbin

(630) 752-7401

September 21 to October 16, 2015

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

College of Visual and Performing Arts

900 College Street

Belton, TX 76513


January 5 to May 5, 2015

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church

625 Main St.

Chatham, MA  02633

509 945 2832

Contact: Jamie Chalker

508 945 1033


The show rents for $400 /month, with a minimum of 4 weeks per venue. With the rental of two months the third month is free.