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George Grosz Art

German, 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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Artist: George Grosz
Seated Nude
By George Grosz
Located in New York, NY
Seated Nude by George Grosz (1893-1959) Oil on canvas 9 ½ x 5 ½ inches unframed (24.13 x 13.97 cm) 15 x 12 inches framed (38.1 x 30.48 cm) Signed on bottom...
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20th Century George Grosz Art

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Oil

Aroused, Erotic Painting by George Grosz 1940
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

"He Made Fun of Hindenburg" original lithograph
By George Grosz
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1920 on smooth wove paper for the Deutsche Graphiker der Gegenwart portfolio, and published in Leipzig by Klinkhardt & Biermann in an edition ...
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1920s Expressionist 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 Surfside, 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 Surfside, 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 Surfside, 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 Windblown Man Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Surfside, 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 Surfside, 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

Cover for Ecce Homo - Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Cover for Ecce Homo is an artwork realized by George Grosz in 1923. Cover for the Suite "Ecce Homo". Lithograph and Offset. 26 x 26 cm, no frame. Good condtions. Reference: Wieland Herzfelde (introduction), Der Malik-Verlag, 1916-1947, exhib. cat. Deutsche Akademie der Künste Berlin, Berlin (Ost) 1966, cat. no. 59; Lothar Lang, George-Grosz-Bibliographie, in: Marginalien, Zeitschrfit für Buchkunst und Bibliophilie, 30th issue, July 1968, p. 1ff, no. 38; Rosamunde Neugebauer, Georges Grosz, Macht und Ohnmacht satirischer Kunst. Die Graphikfolgen "Gott mit uns...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Large George Grosz 1923 Lithograph Die Rauber German Expressionism WPA Realism
By George Grosz
Located in Surfside, FL
From The robbers. lithographs by George Grosz for the drama of the same name. photolithography on watermarked paper. 19 X 25.5 inches (sheet size). This is not hand signed or numbe...
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1930s American Modern George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Large George Grosz 1923 Lithograph Die Rauber German Expressionism WPA Realism
By George Grosz
Located in Surfside, FL
From The robbers. lithographs by George Grosz for the drama of the same name. photolithography on watermarked paper. 19 X 25.5 inches (sheet size). This is not hand signed or numbe...
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1930s American Modern George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Large George Grosz 1923 Lithograph Die Rauber German Expressionism WPA Realism
By George Grosz
Located in Surfside, FL
From The robbers. lithographs by George Grosz for the drama of the same name. photolithography on laid paper. 19 X 25.5 inches (sheet size). This is not hand signed or numbered in ...
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1930s American Modern George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Interrogation - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Interrogation is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is from the book "Kobes" by Heinrich Man, that Grosz illustrated with 10 drawings reproduce...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

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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Ink

Hunger - 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. Here representing a family, with a child, outside of bakery shop looking with desire and despair through the bread of shop, the title of the artwork, Hunger, critically demonstrated an allegorical and dramatic representation of Grosz's moral perspective regarding war. George Grosz (1893 -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. He 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 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 his drawings were published in albums (Gott mit uns...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Separe - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Separe is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.22 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-Ve...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

The Factory - Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The factoryis an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is from the book Kobes by Heinrich Man, that was illustrated by Grosz with 10 lithographs and ...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

A Drink - by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Champagne is an offset lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 77 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-Verlag Berl...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Studies - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Studies is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.10 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-V...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Paper

Execution - Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Execution from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 84 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edi...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Alone - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Alone from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 67 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition ...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Soldiers in battle World War I small edition
By George Grosz
Located in Surfside, 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 regular edition of 30, deluxe edition of approx. 10, and 2 artist's proofs)" I believe these are from the deluxe edition as they are on Mould made BFK Rives French paper and the dimensions are larger than stated in the MOMA website. the sheet size here is 40X29 cm. Date 1936. Publisher:Black Sun Press, New York. Printer:George C. Miller & Son, New York. most of them are plate signed. George Grosz (July 26, 1893 – July 6, 1959) was a German artist known especially for his Satire and Caricature drawings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic before he emigrated to the United States in 1933. He studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, where his teachers were Richard Müller, Robert Sterl, and Oskar Schindler. He subsequently studied at the Berlin College of Arts and Crafts under Emil Orlik. Grosz left the Communist Party KPD in 1922 after having spent five months in Russia and meeting Lenin and Trotsky, because of his antagonism to any form of dictatorial authority. Along with Otto Dix, he is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit. Bitterly anti Nazi, Grosz left Germany shortly before Hitler came to power. In June 1932, he accepted an invitation to teach the summer semester at the Art Students League of New York. In October 1932, Grosz returned to Germany, but on January 12, 1933 he and his family emigrated to America. In 1946 he published his autobiography, A Little Yes and a Big No. In the 1950s he opened a private art school at his home and also worked as Artist in Residence at the Des Moines Art Center. Grosz was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician in 1950. In 1954 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Grosz worked in a style influenced by Expressionism and Futurism, as well as by popular illustration, graffiti, and children's drawings.The City (1916–17) was the first of his many paintings of the modern urban scene. Other examples include the apocalyptic Explosion (1917), Metropolis (1917), and The Funeral, a 1918 painting depicting a mad funeral procession. In his drawings, usually in pen and ink which he sometimes developed further with watercolor, Grosz did much to create the image most have of Berlin and the Weimar Republic in the 1920s. Corpulent businessmen, wounded soldiers, prostitutes, sex crimes and orgies were his great subjects His draftsmanship was excellent although the works for which he is best known adopt a deliberately crude form of caricature. His oeuvre includes a few absurdist works, and also includes a number of erotic artworks. ("Ecce Homo" which saw him accused of pornography) My Drawings expressed my despair, hate and disillusionment, I drew drunkards; puking men; men with clenched fists cursing at the moon. ... I drew a man, face filled with fright, washing blood from his hands ... I drew lonely little men fleeing madly through empty streets. I drew a cross-section of tenement house: through one window could be seen a man attacking his wife; through another, two people making love; from a third hung a suicide with body covered by swarming flies. I drew soldiers without noses; war cripples with crustacean-like steel arms; two medical soldiers putting a violent infantryman into a strait-jacket made of a horse blanket ... I drew a skeleton...
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1930s George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Hard Times - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Hard Times from is an original offset lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.27 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Ma...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Offset, Lithograph

Greeting - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Greeting is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 5 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper, Offset

The Visit - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Visit is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 11 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Mali...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper, Offset

They Thunder forth from Their Clouds-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 prints, plate n°8 da Die Raüber, hand-signed in pencil. "They thunder forth from their clouds about gentleness and forbearance, while they sacrifice human victims to the God of love." (Da donnern sie Sanftmut und Duldung aus ihren Wolken und bringen dem Gott der Liebe Menschenopfer.)" Sheet dimension: 61,5 x 42 cm. In very good conditions. Here representing a man in front of cross miserably praying, below of his feet laid down many dead bodies and ruined part of the city. here is one of his artwork affected by consequences drama of war. George Grosz (1893 -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. He 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 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...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper

Drawings - Rare Book Engraved by George Grosz - 1944
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Drawings is an original modern rare book with illustrations by George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin), published in 1944. Original First Edition. Published by Bittner and Co., ...
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1940s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Engraving

The Cobweb - Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The cobweb is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is part of the suite of 10 offset and lithographs realized by Grosz for the book "Kobes". 1st ...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Family - Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Family is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 2 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Ma...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper, Offset

The Prisoner - Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Prisoner is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is part of the suite of 10 offset and lithographs realized by Gro...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

The Spies - Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The spies is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is part of the suite of 10 offset and lithographs realized by Grosz for the book "Kobes". 1st e...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Offspring - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1922
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Offspring from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate. 19 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, editio...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Better People - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Better People from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.8 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, e...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper, Offset

The Absolute Monarchist - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The absolute Monarchist is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.35 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, editio...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper, Offset

From the Youth - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
From the Youth is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 3 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der ...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper, Offset

Louise - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Louise is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 20 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-V...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Old Lad Glory - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Old lad glory is an original offset and lithograph print, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 52 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition of...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Ecstasy - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Ecstasy is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the platen.16 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-Ve...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

The Responsible - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1920
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Responsible is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.23 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Tartarin - Rare Book Illustrated by George Grosz - 1921
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Tartarin (Original title "Die Abenteuer des herrn Tartarin aus Tarascon") is an original modern rare book written by Alphonse Daudet (Nimes, 1840 – 1897) and illustrated by George Gr...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Photogravure, Paper

Abrechnung Folgt! - Rare Book Illustrated by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Abrechnung Folgt! is an original modern rare book illustrated by George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin) in 1923. Original First Edition. Published by Malik Verlag, Berlin. Format: In 4°. The book includes 61 pages with 57 full page reproductions of drawings. Good conditions. George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin). By the war’s end in 1918, Grosz had developed an unmistakable graphic style that combined a highly expressive use of line with ferocious social caricature. Out of his wartime experiences and his observations of chaotic postwar Germany grew a series of drawings savagely attacking militarism, war profiteering, the gulf between rich and poor, social decadence, and Nazism. In drawing collections such as The Face of the Ruling Class (1921) and Ecce Homo (1922), Grosz depicts fat Junkers, greedy capitalists, smug bourgeoisie, drinkers, and lechers—as well as hollow-faced factory labourers, the poor, and the unemployed. At this time Grosz belonged to the Berlin Dada art movement, having befriended the German Dadaist brothers Wieland Herzfelde and John Heartfield...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Über alles die Liebe - Rare Book illustrated by George Grosz - 1930
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Über alles die Liebe is an original modern rare book illustrated by George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin) in 1930. Original First Edition. Published by Bruno Cassirer, Berlin. Format: in 4°. The book includes 119 pages with Sixty full page reproductions of drawings. Mint conditions. George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin). By the war’s end in 1918, Grosz had developed an unmistakable graphic style that combined a highly expressive use of line with ferocious social caricature. Out of his wartime experiences and his observations of chaotic postwar Germany grew a series of drawings savagely attacking militarism, war profiteering, the gulf between rich and poor, social decadence, and Nazism. In drawing collections such as The Face of the Ruling Class (1921) and Ecce Homo (1922), Grosz depicts fat Junkers, greedy capitalists, smug bourgeoisie, drinkers, and lechers—as well as hollow-faced factory labourers, the poor, and the unemployed. At this time Grosz belonged to the Berlin Dada art movement, having befriended the German Dadaist brothers Wieland Herzfelde and John Heartfield...
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1930s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Photogravure

Engagement - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Engagement is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the platen. 17 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Mal...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Ade Witboi - Rare Book Illustrated by George Grosz - 1955
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Ade Witboi is an original modern rare book with illustrations by George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin), published in 1955. Original First Edition. Published by Arani, Berlin Grunewald. Format: in 4°. The book includes XXII pages with 47 fullpage black and white drawings and 4 colored pages. Mint conditions. George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin). By the war’s end in 1918, Grosz had developed an unmistakable graphic style that combined a highly expressive use of line with ferocious social caricature. Out of his wartime experiences and his observations of chaotic postwar Germany grew a series of drawings savagely attacking militarism, war profiteering, the gulf between rich and poor, social decadence, and Nazism. In drawing collections such as The Face of the Ruling Class (1921) and Ecce Homo (1922), Grosz depicts fat Junkers, greedy capitalists, smug bourgeoisie, drinkers, and lechers—as well as hollow-faced factory labourers, the poor, and the unemployed. At this time Grosz belonged to the Berlin Dada art movement, having befriended the German Dadaist brothers Wieland Herzfelde and John Heartfield...
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1950s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Offset

Tap in the Basket - Original Offset and Lithograph by G. Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Tap in the Basket is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.30 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, editio...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Bereaved - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Bereaved is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 13 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Paper

The Voice of the City and Other Stories - Illustrations by G. Grosz - 1935
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Voice of the City and Other Stories is an original modern rare book illustrated by George Grosz (Berlin, 1893 – Berlin, 1959) and written by O. Henr...
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1930s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

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...
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1940s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Ink, Watercolor

Der Spiesser-Spiegel - Rare Book by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Der Spiesser-Spiegel is a modern rare book engraved by George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin) in 1925. Original First Edition. Published by Carl Reissner, Dresden. Format: in 4°. The book includes 14 pages with Sixty full page reproduction of drawings. Mint conditions. George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin). By the war’s end in 1918, Grosz had developed an unmistakable graphic style that combined a highly expressive use of line with ferocious social caricature. Out of his wartime experiences and his observations of chaotic postwar Germany grew a series of drawings savagely attacking militarism, war profiteering, the gulf between rich and poor, social decadence, and Nazism. In drawing collections such as The Face of the Ruling Class (1921) and Ecce Homo (1922), Grosz depicts fat Junkers, greedy capitalists, smug bourgeoisie, drinkers, and lechers—as well as hollow-faced factory labourers, the poor, and the unemployed. At this time Grosz belonged to the Berlin Dada art movement, having befriended the German Dadaist brothers Wieland Herzfelde and John Heartfield...
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1920s Modern George Grosz Art

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Paper, Photogravure

Youth - by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Youth is an original offset lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 72 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition of Der Malik-Verlag ...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

In Thought - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1920
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
In Thought is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 37 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of D...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper, Offset

Rudi S. - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Rudi S. is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.42 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-V...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper, Offset

Das Gesicht der Herrschenden Klasse - Rare Book Illustrated by G. Grosz - 1920
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Das Gesicht der Herrschenden Klasse is an original modern rare book written by Wieland Herzfelde (Weggis 1896 – 1988) and illustrated by George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin) in...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Photogravure, Paper

100% - Rare Book by George Grosz - 1921
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
100% is an original Modern rare book written by Upton Beall Sinclair (Baltimora, 1878 – Bound Brook, 1968) and illustrated by George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin) in 1921. O...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Hedwig Courths-Mahler - Rare Book Illustrated by George Grosz - 1922
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Hedwig Courths-Mahler is an original modern rare book written by Hans Reimann (1889–1969) and illustrated by George Grosz (Berlin, 1823 - 1959, Berlin) in 1922. Original First Editi...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Photogravure

Grim Man - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Grim man is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 4 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper, Offset

Forgiveness - Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Forgiveness is an offset and lithograph print, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is from the suite of illustrations realized by Grosz for the book "Kobes". 1st edition printed ...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

High Finance - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
High finance is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 33 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der M...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

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Find a wide variety of authentic George Grosz art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of orange and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by George Grosz in lithograph, offset print, paper and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the Expressionist style. Not every interior allows for large George Grosz art, so small editions measuring 3 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Walter Schnackenberg, Max Pechstein, and Lovis Corinth. George Grosz art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $88 and tops out at $75,000, while the average work can sell for $444.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    George Grosz was a German artist best known for his character drawings and his paintings of Berlin in the 1920s. His work was often very critical of the politics of the day and German society. In the 1930s, Grosz immigrated to the United States and gave up the style he had previously been known for and began teaching. Shop a selection of George Grosz pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.

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