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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.






Blauer Morgen








Bei Simsen


Belebte Strassenszene


Berlin - Friedrichstrasse






Café "Verlorenes Gluck"


Das Ende des Weges


Der Besessene Forstadjunkt


Der Liebersturm


Der Uberfall


Die Affare Mielzynski


Die Gesundbeter


Auf der Pirsch


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