Ludwig Julius Christian Dettman (1865-1944) was a German Impressionist painter. He studied at the Prussian Academy of Arts and then taught at the Association of Berlin Artists. He would go on to win prizes and be a co-founder of the Berlin Secession. He became an official war artist during WWI and afterward continued to portray the war and its aftermath. After the National Socialists came to power, he quickly joined the Party. He was the chairman of the “Association of Berlin Artists” for 1936-1937 and was added to the Gottbegnadeten list, which featured artists considered crucial to German culture. After the fall of the Reich his work was banned in Soviet-occupied Germany.
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