Oil/canvas, 55 x 73,5 cm, lo. ri. sign. Otto Dill. - German landscape a. animal painter, studied at the Munich academy 1908-13 as master student of H. v. Zügel, study trips to Italy, Spain, North Africa a. to the Netherlands, since 1922 he exhibited with the Munich secession, in 1924 he became professor, his animal paintings capture by their liveliness a. dynamic, his predilection for certain big cats earned him the nickname "Lion-Dill". - Mus.: München, Dresden, Paris (Centre Pompidou), Wuppertal (Von der Heydt-Mus.), Kaiserslautern, Oldenburg, Budapest, Neustadt (Dill-Mus.). - Lit.: Vollmer.