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 George Ehrenfried Grosz  (1893 - 1959)

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Lived/Active: New York/Massachusetts / Germany      Known for: political satire and caricature, Dada expression, educator

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Birth
1893 (Berlin, Germany)
 
Death
1959 (Berlin, Germany)

Lived/Active
New York/Massachusetts / Germany


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political satire and caricature, Dada expression, educator

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Best known for his Dada art and caustically satirical caricature works, Georg Ehrenfried Gross was born in Berlin in 1893, later changing his name to George Grosz.  Some consider him to be perhaps the most outstanding caricaturist and political satirist of the period following World War I.

His father was Karl Ehrenfried Gross, an innkeeper, and his mother’s name was Marie Wilhelmine Luise.  When George was only seven his father died.  He and his mother then lived (showing 500 of 11156 characters).



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