"German Artist" George Grosz Hand Signed 3X5 Card. This item is certified authentic by Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. Born Georg Ehrenfried Groß ; July 26, 1893 - July 6, 1959 was a German artist known especially for his. He was a prominent member of the Berlin. He immigrated to the United States in 1933, and became a naturalized citizen in 1938.Abandoning the style and subject matter of his earlier work, he exhibited regularly and taught for many years at the. Art Students League of New York. Grosz was born Georg Ehrenfried Groß in Berlin, Germany, the third child of a pub owner. His parents were devoutly Lutheran. Grosz grew up in the. After his father's death in 1900, he moved to the. District of Berlin with his mother and sisters. At the urging of his cousin, the young Grosz began attending a weekly drawing class taught by a local painter named Grot.
Grosz developed his skills further by drawing meticulous copies of the drinking scenes of. And by drawing imaginary battle scenes.
He was expelled from school in 1908 for insubordination. From 1909 to 1911, he studied at the. Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. His first published drawing was in the satirical magazine. From 1912 until 1917 he studied at the.
Berlin College of Arts and Crafts. He began painting in oils in 1912.In November 1914 Grosz volunteered for military service, in the hope that by thus preempting conscription he would avoid being sent to the front. He was given a discharge after hospitalization for. In 1916 he changed the spelling of his name to "de-Germanise" and internationalise his name - thus Georg became "George" (an English spelling), while in his surname he replaced the German. " with its phonetic equivalent "sz. He did this as a protest against German nationalism and out of a romantic enthusiasm for America - a legacy of his early reading of the books of. That he retained for the rest of his life. His artist friend and collaborator Helmut Herzfeld likewise changed his name to.
In January 1917 Grosz was drafted for service, but in May he was discharged as permanently unfit. In the last months of 1918, Grosz joined the. He was arrested during the. In January 1919, but escaped using fake identification documents.
In 1920 he married Eva Peters. In the same year he published a collection of his drawings, titled. ("God with us"), a satire on German society.
Grosz was accused of insulting the. Which resulted in a 300. Fine and the confiscation of the plates used to print the album. In 1928 he was prosecuted for blasphemy after publishing anticlerical drawings, such as one depicting prisoners under assault from a minister who vomits grenades and weapons onto them, and another showing Christ coerced into military service.According to historian David Nash, Grosz "publicly stated that he was neither Christian nor pacifist, but was actively motivated by an inner need to create these pictures", and was finally acquitted after two appeals. Magazine identified Grosz as a pacifist. In 1922 Grosz traveled to Russia with the writer. They were briefly arrested as spies; after their credentials were approved, they were allowed to meet with. Grosz's six-month stay in the Soviet Union left him unimpressed by what he had seen.
He ended his membership in the KPD in 1923, although his political positions were little changed. According to Grosz's son. During the 1920s Nazi officers visited Grosz's studio looking for him, but because he was wearing a working man's apron Grosz was able to pass himself off as a handyman and avoid being taken into custody. His work was also part of the. 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. In 1938, and made his home in.
In the 1930s he taught at the. Where one of his students was.
Who was influenced by his style of. He taught at the Art Students League intermittently until 1955. In America, Grosz determined to make a clean break with his past, and changed his style and subject matter. He continued to exhibit regularly, and 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. Grosz was elected into the.
As an Associate Academician in 1950. In 1954 he was elected to the. American Academy of Arts and Letters. Citizenship, he resolved to return to Berlin, and relocated there in May 1959. He died there on July 6, 1959, from the effects of falling down a flight of stairs after a night of drinking.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards & Supplies\Postcards\Non-Topographical Postcards". The seller is "historicsellsmemorabilia" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.