GEORGE GROSZ - circa 1935, printed by George C. Miller
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GEORGE GROSZ - circa 1935, printed by George C. Miller

Regular price $10,000.00
Signed Original Lithograph, 16 X 12 in.
GEORGE EHRENFRIED GROSZ (1893-1959)
Best known for his Dada art and caustically satirical caricature works, George Gross was born in Berlin in 1893, later changing his name to George Grosz. Some consider him to be perhaps the most outstanding caricaturist and political satirist of the period following World War I.

George Grosz is one of the principal artists associated with the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement, along with Otto Dix and Max Beckmann, and was a member of the Berlin Dada group. After observing the horrors of war as a soldier in World War I, Grosz focused his art on social critique. He became deeply involved in left wing pacifist activity, publishing drawings in many satirical and critical periodicals and participating in protests and social upheavals. His drawings and paintings from the Weimar era sharply criticize what Grosz viewed as the decay of German society. Shortly before Hitler seized power, Grosz moved to America to teach art and thus avoided Nazi persecution when his work was deemed "degenerate." His later style changed sharply due to his loss of faith in humanity, shifting from political propaganda to caricatures of the inhabitants of New York City and romantic landscapes. The traumatic experiences that drove George Grosz to rally against war, corruption, and what he saw as an immoral society created a particularly affecting and indelible artistic legacy. As a symbol of the revolution in Germany, his art was instrumental in awakening the general public to the reality of government oppression.

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