American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Grosz, George 1893-1959. German-born American artist. Associated with the Berlin Dada movement, he is best known for his biting antimilitaristic caricatures of the 1920s.
“Grosz was a low level emissary and triple, perhaps quadruple, agent charged with secretly initiating peace talks with the western allies.”
“In 1977, Calvin Tomkins published a long profile of Bearden in The New Yorker, a survey of his life and career up to that point—his training in mathematics, his success as a songwriter and athlete, his Army service and travel to Paris on the G.I. Bill, his studies with George Grosz at the Art Students League in New York.”
“The young Bearden pursued formal training with the Expressionist master George Grosz at the Art Students League and produced freelance political cartoons for African American newspapers on civil-rights-related themes.”
“The inspiration for this technique likely came from Grosz, who had worked with the pioneering photomontage artist John Heartfield in Berlin.”
“By adding a selection of pieces by artists who were inspired by da Vinci, including Cy Twombly, George Grosz, Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp, the show also explores the impact that Leonardo and his thinking have had on the modern world.”
“Seeing Grosz's watercolors presented as a wonderful surprise to top off my inspiring, albeit hectic, New York visit.”
“Grosz was a keen observer of all walks of society -- from high to low -- no one escaped his astute characterization," Stephanie Baron, the chief curator of modern and contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum once said about Grosz.”
“Having just viewed some works by Grosz at the MOMA exhibition, I was taken by his eye-catching watercolor works displayed on the walls of the Soufer Gallery.”
“Grosz did indeed spend hours in cafes sketching various types of social interludes.”
“A great deal that had become frozen within me in Germany melted here in America and I rediscovered my old yearning for painting," Grosz noted in his autobiography.”
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