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George Grosz Art

GEORGE GROSZ (GERMANY, 1893–1959)

George Grosz 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. Grosz studied drawing at the Dresden Academy (1909–11) and at the School of Arts and Crafts in Berlin (1912–14). He was in the army from 1914–15, and again for a short time in 1917, but spent the rest of the war in Berlin, where he made violently anti-war drawings, in which his main focus was attacking the social corruption of Germany (capitalists, prostitutes, the Prussian military caste, the middle class). His artworks had great impact in the Berlin Dada movement, 1917–20, and collaborated with John Heartfield and Raoul Hausmann in the invention of photomontage. 


Many of Grosz’s drawings were published in albums (Gott mit uns, Ecce Homo, Der Spiesser-Spiegel, etc.), and he was subject to prosecutions for insulting the army and blasphemy. He visited the United States in 1932 to teach at the Art Students League, New York, and settled there in 1933. In the latter part of his career, he tried to establish himself as a pure painter of landscapes and still life, but also painted many compositions of an apocalyptic and deeply pessimistic kind. His role in the Berlin Dada movement affected political outlooks and artistic developments not only in Germany, but also in Russia, the Balkan nations, and parts of France. 


Grosz's penetrating, darkly humorous style of drawing and his use of satire as a weapon left a deep impression on the work of his contemporaries and the artists of the next generation. Some of his works from the early 1940s, particularly during World War II, do present an allegorical and dramatic representation of Grosz's moral perspective regarding war. Additionally, some of his last pieces from 1958 were photomontages, and hearken back to his earlier Dadaist aesthetic and message, passing judgment upon consumerism and suggesting that his absorption with American culture had ended in disappointment. In 1959, Grosz sold his house and moved back to Berlin. He died shortly after his return, after a fall down the stairs.

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George Grosz Original Ink Drawing Hand Signed Modern Illustration Portrait Art
By George Grosz
Located in Bloomington, MN
George Grosz Original & Authentic Ink Drawing, Professionally custom framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer Option Accepting Offers Now: Up for sale is this All Original Ink ...
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1930s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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George Grosz Original Watercolor Painting Signed Nude Female Illustration Art
By George Grosz
Located in Bloomington, MN
George Grosz Authentic & Original Watercolor Painting, Professionally Custom Framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: The item up for sale is a spec...
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1910s Impressionist George Grosz Art

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George Grosz NYC City Scene Modernism Watercolor German Expressionism Weimar
By George Grosz
Located in New York, NY
George Grosz NYC City Scene Modernism Watercolor German Expressionism Weimar George Grosz (Germany, 1893-1959) "City Scene," 17 x 12 inches, signed and dated “33” lower left, water...
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1930s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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George Grosz "Whisky" Lithograph, 1917
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper Ecce Homo by George Grosz, 1917 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numerals low...
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1910s George Grosz Art

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The Fifth Wheel - 1934 - China Ink Drawing on Paper by G. Grosz - 1934
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Fifth Wheel is an original drawing, pencil on paper, realized by George Grosz in 1934, signature stamp and Grosz Estate stamp on the reverse n°6-75-4, with Ralph Jentsch’s cert...
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1930s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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News Vendor, New York - China Ink Drawing on Paper by G. Grosz - 1932
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
News Vendor, New York is an original drawing, ink on paper, realized by George Grosz in 1932, signature stamp and Grosz Estate stamp on the reverse n°4-56-7. Certificate by Ralph J...
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1930s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Ink

Man and Woman with Lamp
By George Grosz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: George Grosz (1893-1959) Title: Man and Woman with Lamp Year: circa 1940 Medium: Pen and Ink on Paper, signed l.r. Paper Size: 23.5 in. x 18 in. (59.69 cm x 45.72 cm) Frame ...
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1940s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Hunger - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1924
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Hunger is an original litograph, realized by George Grosz in 1924, from Hunger Hilfe Von Künstlern, edition of Neuer Deutscher Verlag, Included a frame. In very good conditions....
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

He Made Fun of Hindenburg - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1920
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
He Made Fun of Hindenburg is an original lithograph, realized by George Grosz in 1920, from Deutsche Graphiker der Gegenwart, edition of Klinkhardt & Biermann in 600 copies, title ...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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They Thunder forth from Their Cloud - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1922
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
They Thunder forth from Their Clouds is an original lithograph, realized by George Grosz in 1922, from Die Raüber, edition Malik Verlag in 100 specimens, complete title "They thunde...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Self-Portrait with Dog in Front of the Easel, from: The Creators
By George Grosz
Located in London, GB
GEORGE GROSZ 1893-1959 1893 - Berlin - 1959 (German/American) Title: Self-Portrait with Dog in Front of the Easel, from: The Creators Selbstbildnis mit Hund vor der Staffelei, fro...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

"Walzertraum" ( Waltz Dream ) Lithograph 1921 by George Grosz
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1921 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numera...
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1920s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

"Professor Freud gewidmet" Lithograph 1922 by George Grosz
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1922 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numera...
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1920s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

Strassenszene - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Strassenszene "Street scene" is an original lithograph, realized by George Grosz in 1923, from Ecce Homo, edition Malik Verlag. Included a frame. In very good conditions. George ...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

The Outpouring of The Holy Spirit - Pencil Drawing on Paper by G. Grosz - 1927
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Outpouring of The Holy Spirit (Ausschüttung des heiligen Geistes) is a rare and important original drawing, pencil on paper, realized by George Grosz in 1927, study for plate 9 ...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Pencil

George Grosz Lithograph "Vor Sonnenaufgang" ( Before Sunrise ), 1922
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1922 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin Published by Malik Verlag, 1923 Numbered in Roman numerals...
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1920s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

George Grosz Lithograph "Dämmerung" (Twilight ), 1922
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1922 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin Published by Malik Verlag, 1923 Numbered in Roman numerals...
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1920s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

The Way Home Nachhause
By George Grosz
Located in London, GB
GEORGE GROSZ 1893-1959 1893 - Berlin - 1959 (German/American) Title: The Way Home Nachhause, ca. 1928 Technique: Stamp Signed Pen and Ink Drawing on Wove Paper Size: 50 x 39 cm....
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Ink

"Niederkunft" ( Lying-in ) Lithograph by George Grosz, 1916
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1916 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numera...
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1910s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

Lithograph by George Grosz "Der Mädchenhändler" ( The white Slaver ), 1918
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1918 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin Published by Malik Verlag, 1923 Numbered in Roman numerals...
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1910s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

"Der Mensch ist gut" ( People are basically good ) Lithograph by George Grosz
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1921 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923 Numbered in Roman numeral...
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1920s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

The Red Shoes (Erotic)
By George Grosz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: George Grosz, German (1893 - 1959) Title: Sex Scene in Red Shoes (Erotic) Year: circa 1940 Medium: Watercolor, Pen and Ink on Paper, signed Size: 17 x 22 in. (43.18 x 55.88 c...
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1940s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Ink, Watercolor

Aroused
By George Grosz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: George Grosz, German (1893 - 1959) Title: Aroused Year: 1940 Medium: Oil on Paper, signed l.r. Paper Size: 24 x 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm) Frame Size: 36 x 30 inches Prove...
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1940s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Oil

Berlin Street Scene
By George Grosz
Located in New York, NY
Ink wash on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City.
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1920s Other Art Style George Grosz Art

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Paper, Ink

Christus am Oelberg - Christ on the Mount of Olives
By George Grosz
Located in Miami, FL
This work is accompanied by a Photo-certificate and essay from Ralph Jentsch who will include it in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné Signed lower right. Estate stamp on verso...
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1930s Dada George Grosz Art

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Ink, Watercolor

Without Results - China Ink Drawing on Paper by G. Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Original china ink drawing on paper by George Grosz, representing a typical subject of social and family issues. Provenance: Grosz Foundation (Registration Numer 2.79.2) Certificatio...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Ink

George Grosz "Ecce Homo" Lithograph, 1921
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1921 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numera...
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1920s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

George Grosz "Pappi und Mammi" ( Daddy and Mommy ) Lithograph, 1922
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1922 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numera...
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1920s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

Profilportrait mit Pfeife
By George Grosz
Located in Wien, Wien
Pen-and-ink drawing on book page, signed u.r., dated 26.1.(19)23 dedicated to Mr. Dr. Klein with best regards
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1920s Pop Art George Grosz Art

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Pen

1936 Lithograph Interregnum Portfolio Windblown Man Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum Street Riot Protest Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph After Dinner Drinks, Scotch, Cigars Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum, Cigar, Kid w Toy Gun, Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum portfolio Artist Studio small edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum Portfolio Butcher Shop Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Parisian Street Scene
By George Grosz
Located in London, GB
GEORGE GROSZ 1893-1959 1893 - Berlin - 1959 (German/American) Title: Parisian Street Scene, 1926 Technique: Original Hand Signed Pen and Ink Drawing on Laid Paper Size: 48...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Ink

Christus am Oelberg - Christ on the Mount of Olives
By George Grosz
Located in Miami, FL
This work is accompanied by a Photo-certificate and essay from Ralph Jentsch who will include it in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné Signed lower right. Estate stamp on ...
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1930s Dada George Grosz Art

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Ink, Watercolor

1936 Lithograph Children Playing Soldier small edition
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According to the Museum of Modern Art(MOMA NY) website "Edition:300 announced; only approx. 42 issued (including reg...
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George Grosz Art

1936 Lithograph Soldiers in battle World War I small edition
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA NY) website "Edition:300 announced; only approx. 42 issued (including r...
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George Grosz Art

1936 Lithograph "Freedom" small edition
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According to the Museum of Modern Art(MOMA NY) website "Edition:300 announced; only approx. 42 issued (including reg...
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George Grosz Art