Antonio Seguí’s Politically-Charged Prints Come to Paris
This work will be included in the forthcoming Grosz catalogue raisonné by Ralph Jentsch.
Signature: Signed lower right: Grosz
Richard A. Cohn, Tom La Pierre, Galerie Jungi, Private Collection, Kunsthandel Hagemeier, Private Collection
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.
German, 1893-1959, Berlin, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany