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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
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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Ink

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

Downtown Manhattan, New York Types, 1933
By George Grosz
Located in London, GB
GEORGE GROSZ 1893-1959 1893 - Berlin - 1959 (German/American) Title: Downtown Manhattan, New York Types, 1933 Technique: Signed and Titled Watercolour, Pen and Ink Drawing on Pape...
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1930s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Ink, Watercolor, Pen

Nice evening in Motzstrasse - Original Offset and Lithograph by G. Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Nice evening in Motzstrasse is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.7 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, ed...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

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

The Obsessed Forstadjunkt - Original Lithograph and Offset by G. Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The obsessed Forstadjunkt is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 24 from the portfolio Ecce Homo, published between 1922/1...
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1910s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

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, Lithograph, Offset

The Factory - Original 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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Lithograph, Offset

Mommy and Daddy - by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Mommy and Daddy from Ecce Homo is an original seven-color offset lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. V from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 19...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

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 numera...
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1920s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

Liebespaar (Loving couple)
By George Grosz
Located in München, DE
George Grosz was a keen observer, with his, as he called it, "razor sharp" drawing style he put the finger on the problems of society and made the decadence, brutalisation, corruptio...
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1930s George Grosz Art

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Paper, India Ink, Pencil

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

Murder - Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Murder is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.12 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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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Eva from Ecce Homo - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Eva from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 51 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

1936 Lithograph "Freedom" 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 reg...
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1930s George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Ledebour - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Ledebour from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 54 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edit...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, 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

1936 Lithograph Children Playing Soldier 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 reg...
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1930s George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

The Escape Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The escape 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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Lithograph, Offset

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

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, h...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Paper

Men from Ecce Homo - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Men from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 80 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition of D...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Dr.S. and Woman - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Dr.S. and woman is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 44 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of De...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Cross Building Four Flights of Stairs - Offset and Lithograph by G. Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Cross building four flights of stairs from Ecce Homo is an original offset lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 49 from the porfolio Ecce Homo publishe...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Couple - Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Couple from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 57 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition o...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

The Prisoner - Original 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 Grosz for the book "Kobes". 1s...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

The Power of Music - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Power of Music is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 31 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, 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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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

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 lo...
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1910s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

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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Paper, Watercolor

Genre scene from Ecce Homo - Original Offset and Lithograph by G. Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Genre scene from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph print, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 61 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/19...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

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

Dedicated to Franz Jung, Offset and Lithograph by G. Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Dedicated to Franz Jung is an original offset lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 46 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition o...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Nude - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Nude from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 75 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, Paper, 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 r...
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1930s 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 numer...
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1920s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, 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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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

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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Lithograph, Offset

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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Lithograph, Offset

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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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

The Hypochondriac - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Hypochondriac is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.21 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, editio...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Happiness from Ecce Homo - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Happiness from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 64 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,editio...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Richard Wagner Memorial - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Richard Wagner Memorial is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 60 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,e...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

The Hug - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The hug from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph print, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 83 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,e...
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1920s Modern George Grosz Art

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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 numera...
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1920s George Grosz Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, 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

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

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

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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Lithograph, Offset

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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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

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....
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph

Dream - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Dream from Ecce Homo is an original offset lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 82 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition of De...
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1920s Modern George Grosz Art

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Offset, Lithograph

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 right Description: In thi...
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20th Century George Grosz Art

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Oil

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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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....
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1930s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Photogravure

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. For...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

The Hiding Place - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Hiding Place is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is from the book Kobes by Heinrich Man, with illustrations by Grosz. 1st edition printe...
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1920s Expressionist George Grosz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

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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Offset, Lithograph

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    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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