Grosz, George (1893-1959) by Scholes, Robert

George Grosz (1893 – 1959) He was born in Berlin and studied at the Dresden and Berlin academies. He contributed both words and images ontributed to satirical periodicals. He joined the Berlin dada movement in 1918, and edited the periodicals (Bankruptcy) with Wieland Herzfelde; (Everyman his own Football) with Franz Jung; and (In Bloody Earnest), with Carl Einstein. His drawings contributed greatly to the image most people have of Berlin and the Weimar Republic in the 1920s: gross businessmen, wounded soldiers, prostitutes, and orgies were his great subjects. He was bitterly anti-Nazi, and left Germany in 1932. He was invited to teach at the Art Students League in New York in 1933, and he became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1938. But he was disillusioned with America and returned to Germany shortly before his death. Die Pleite Jeder sein eigener Fussball Der blutige Ernst

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