George Grosz

George Grosz (1893-1959) lived and worked in Berlin, Germany. Studied Drawing at the Dresden Royal Academy of Art, specialising in Graphic Art (1909-11); the School of Arts and Crafts, Berlin (1912-14) and the Atelier Colarossi, Paris (1913). A prominent member of the New Objectivity Movement, a band of Social Realism in German avant-garde art, Grosz's work depicted and commented on German society between the wars. Also a member of Berlin's Dada movement, his caricatures critiqued the politics and culture of the day through satirical illustrations reflecting his observations of life in the city. Select exhibtions include Graphic Witness, Drawing Room, London, UK (2017); George Grosz: Correct and Anarchic, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany (2010); The Years in America: 1933-1958, David Nolan, New York, US (2009); German Drawings and Prints from the Weimar Republic (1919-33), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US (2004); The Berlin of George Grosz: Drawings, Watercolors and Prints 1912-1930, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (1997); The New Objectivity, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, US (1997); Art and Politics in Weimar Germany, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, US (1993). Expressionist works by George Grosz are held in a number of public collections world-wide including Kunsthalle, Hamburg; the Staatliche Museum, Berlin; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection, Mardrid and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, US. 

Last updated: 01.06.2017

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