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George Ehrenfried Grosz

Also Known As: "Gross"
Birthplace: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Death: July 06, 1959 (65)
West Berlin, Germany (Died after a fall down the stairs.)
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Son of Karl Ehrenfried Grosz and Marie Wilhelmine Luise Schultze
Husband of Eva Grosz
Father of Peter M. Grosz and Martin Grosz
Brother of N.N. Grosz and N.N. Grosz

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About George Grosz

"...I considered any art pointless if it did not put itself at the disposal of political art was to be a gun and a sword."

George Grosz

George Grosz (July 26, 1893 – July 6, 1959) was a German artist known especially for his caricatural drawings and paintings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic before emigrating to the United States in 1933.


Born, Georg Ehrenfried Groß, Grosz was a major figure in two very influential art movements of that post-World War I period: the Berlin-based Dada group, and the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). A leftist, pacifist, his art, like those of his associates, paralleled his social and political activism; his visual statements being profound criticisms of a decaying Germany with deep social ills.

In the 1937 Degenerate Art exhibition in Berlin, of the more than 200 George Grosz satirical drawings on view, many were seized and later destroyed by the hands of the Nazis,.

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July 26, 1893
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
July 6, 1959
Age 65