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George Grosz



 


 


 

(b Berlin, 26 July 1893; d W. Berlin, 6 July 1959).

German painter, draughtsman and illustrator. He is particularly valued for his caustic caricatures, in which he used the reed pen with notable success. Although his paintings are not quite as significant as his graphic art, a number of them are, nonetheless, major works. He grew up in the provincial town of Stolp, Pomerania (now Slupsk, Poland), where he attended the Oberrealschule, until he was expelled for disobedience. From 1909 to 1911 he attended the Akademie der Künste in Dresden, where he met Kurt Günther, Bernhard Kretschmar (1889–1972) and Franz Lenk (b 1898). Under his teacher Richard Müller (1874–1954), Grosz painted and drew from plaster casts. At this time he was unaware of such avant-garde movements as Die Brücke, also active in Dresden. In 1912 he studied with Emil Orlik at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin. A year later he moved to the Académie Colarossi in Paris, where he learnt a free drawing style that swiftly reached the essence of a motif.

 




 
 

 

 


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f-Portrait




Retrato de tío August, el desgraciado inventor
1919

 


Untitled



 


Eclipse of Sun
1926




Republican Automatons
1920




"The Convict": Monteur John Heartfield after Franz Jung's Attempt to Get Him Up on His Feet
1920




Sportsman
1922




Sonniges Land





Brillandtenschieber im Café Kaiserhof


 


Daum marries her pedantic automaton "George"



 


Die Gten Jahre



 


Ehepaar



 


Eine Ordonnanz



 


Escena callejera. Kurfustendamn



 


Ganoven an der Theke



 


In den Besten Jahren


 


The Lovesick Man



 


Metropolis



 


Am Tisch




Desnudo



 


Circe



 


Crepúsculo



 


The Wanderer
1934
 

 

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