George Grosz, ‘Großstadt / Metropolis (Berlin)’, 1916-1917, Painting, Oil on canvas, Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive
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George Grosz

Großstadt / Metropolis (Berlin), 1916-1917

Oil on canvas
39 × 40 in
99.1 × 101.6 cm
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Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive
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George Grosz
German, 1893–1959
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Draftsman and painter George Grosz is known for his caustic pen-and-ink caricatures of Weimar Germany. Influenced by Expressionism and Futurism in his early career, he was also strongly affected by his wartime experience and joined Berlin's Dada movement in 1918 as a stance of political commitment; he is also associated with the New Objectivity movement (Neue Sachlichkeit). After leaving Germany prior to Hitler's assumption of power, Grosz turned to romanticized nudes, New York cityscapes, and watercolor landscapes in a departure from his earlier social engagement.

George Grosz, ‘Großstadt / Metropolis (Berlin)’, 1916-1917, Painting, Oil on canvas, Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive
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Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive
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Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY
George Grosz
German, 1893–1959
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Draftsman and painter George Grosz is known for his caustic pen-and-ink caricatures of Weimar Germany. Influenced by Expressionism and Futurism in his early career, he was also strongly affected by his wartime experience and joined Berlin's Dada movement in 1918 as a stance of political commitment; he is also associated with the New Objectivity movement (Neue Sachlichkeit). After leaving Germany prior to Hitler's assumption of power, Grosz turned to romanticized nudes, New York cityscapes, and watercolor landscapes in a departure from his earlier social engagement.

George Grosz

Großstadt / Metropolis (Berlin), 1916-1917

Oil on canvas
39 × 40 in
99.1 × 101.6 cm
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