AMICO Assignment Set:
Review Set for Modern Art, 1880-1945
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Painter and graphic
artist George Grosz was repulsed by the harsh life of his native
Germany between the world wars. He became one of the leading figures
in the post-World War I social-realist art movement called ėNeue
Sachlichkeit,---- an untranslatable German term sometimes called
ėNew Realism,î ėNew Objectivity,î or ėNew Sobrietyî in English.
Groszís left-wing sympathies and often harshly satirical art made
him a bitter enemy of German conservatives, especially the Nazis.
Fascinated by all things American, he taught in New York City in
1932 and emigrated to the United States the next year, becoming
a citizen in 1938. He returned to live in Germany in 1959, the year
of his death.
George Grosz, German-American (1893-1959),
Street Worker, 1930. Watercolor. The Cleveland Museum of
Art, Bequest of Lucia McCurdy McBride, 1972.231.AMICO ID: CMA_.1972.231.