George Ehrenfried Grosz
(1893 - 1959)
George Ehrenfried Grosz was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts / Germany. George Grosz is known for 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 alternately in Berlin
and Stolp, Pomerania (now Poland), where Georg started secondary school
in 1902. In 1908 he was expelled from school for disobedience
(allegedly for returning a blow he had received from a trainee
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