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GROSU George (Grosz George)

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Biography GROSU George (Grosz George)
(1893-1959)
Born in Berlin on July 26, 1893. His real name - Georg Ehrenfried (George Ehrenfried). With 15 years of drawing cartoons. In 1909 he entered the Royal Academy of Arts in Dresden and later studied at the Berlin School of Art and Industry in Paris. Starting to paint professionally, Gros lived in Berlin and lived there until 1932, then emigrated to the United States, and in 1938 received U.S. citizenship.
In Germany, the artist was a prominent figure in the avant-garde. In 1917-1920 he took an active part in the life of the Berlin Dadaists. For his works of this period is typical of Portrait of Hartfilda, where there is some distortion of forms and used collage. In late 1920 Gross joined the direction, which is called 'New Objectivity', or 'verism'. Portrait of Doctor Neisse (1927) - a characteristic example of naturalistic details for expressionistic purposes in a manner cultivated veristami. Grossa works created before his departure for America, can be described as a sharp rebuke of the political and social evil, open and direct, precluding any humor. In the years of fascism, his works were confiscated from museums. On arrival in the United States in the style and the general thrust of the artist's work has changed. He remains an excellent knowledge of professional skills, but in later works feel the growing interest in the purely picturesque and technical issues. His accusatory pathos replaced manifestation of the humanist philosophical outlook. In 1954, Gross was elected a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. For 20 years he taught at the New York League of studying the art. Gross died in Berlin July 6, 1959.


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