George Grosz
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George Grosz

1893  Born the son of an innkeeper in Berlin
1898   Moves to Stolp in Pomerania (presently the Polish town of Slupsk) near the sea
1909 - 1911   Studies at the royal art academy in Dresden
1912   Moves to Berlin
1913   Eight-month stay in Paris
1920   Exhibits numerous artworks at the first international DADA fair in Berlin
1922   Five-month journey through Russia, including audience with Lenin
1924 - 1925   Sojourns in Paris
1933   Moves to New York; directs a private painting school, teaches at the Art Students League Is the first of hundreds of opponents of the Nazi regime to have his German citizenship revoked by the Nazis
1937   285 of his artworks are destroyed as "degenerate art" in Nazi Germany
1941   The Museum of Modern Art, New York, honors Grosz with a retrospective exhibition which is subsequently shown in other cities in the USA
1948   Grosz is cited as one of the most important American artists in a survey of American museum directors and art critics
1959   Returns to Berlin and dies in the home of his parents-in-law on Savigny Place


Picture Description

GEORGE GROSZ


1. Portrait of a Woman, reed pen sketch on vellum, ca. 1927, 38,0 x 28,2 cm, verso shows a small man's head with hand and estate stamp

 

2. pencil drawing, signed, dedicated

 

3. ink drawing, nude drawing, verso estate's note




GEORGE GROSZ, Portrait of a Woman, reed pen sketch on vellum, ca. 1927, 38,0 x 28,2 cm, verso shows a small man's head with hand and estate stamp
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