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 George Grosz

(Berlin Germany, 1893-1959) 

was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group, known especially for his savagely caricatural drawings of Berlin life in the 1920s. Grosz considered himself a propagandist of the social revolution. No other German artist so consciously used art as a weapon in the fight of the German workers during 1919 to 1923 as did George Grosz. He is one of the first artists in Germany who consciously placed art in the service of society.

 

The Engineer Heartfield [Der Montreur John Heartfield], (1920)

Watercolour and collage on paper

 

Remember Uncle August,

the Unhappy Inventor, (1919)

oil, crayon, papers and five buttons sewn on canvas