George Grosz


George Grosz (German: [ɡʁoːs]; born Georg Ehrenfried Groß; July 26, 1893 – July 6, 1959) was a German artist known especially for his caricatural drawings and paintings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity groups during the Weimar Republic. He emigrated to the United States in 1933, and became a naturalized citizen in 1938. Abandoning the style and subject matter of his earlier work, he exhibited regularly and taught for many years at the Art Students League of New York. In 1959 he returned to Berlin, where he died shortly afterwards.

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He is particularly valued for caustic caricatures created with a jagged pen and ink line. His anti-war stance brought him into contact with Berlin Dadaists. He emigrated to the United States as the Nazis came to power. Comment on works: modern; illustrator


Artist, author, caricaturist, engraver, illustrator, painter, photographer, still life artist

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George Grosz, Georg Grosh, Georg Gross, Georg Ehrenfried Gross, George Gross, Grosz, g. grosz, ג'ורג'(עורך) גרוס

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