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George Grosz artwork • painting • previously for sale The painter and his model, Eva Louisae Peter

Grosz G.  | George 'Georg' Grosz, The painter and his model, Eva Louisae Peter, oil on paper laid down on painter's board 48.4 x 62.4 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1938-1942

George Grosz

The painter and his model, Eva Louisae Peter
oil on paper laid down on painter's board 48.4 x 62.4 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1938-1942

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: part. bezit Duitsland.

George Grosz is one of the most important German Expressionists. His talent was expressed in many areas. He drew, painted, wrote, designed costumes and was one of the pioneers of the Dada movement in Germany. Most famous are the drawings and paintings he made between 1914 and 1933. In them he portrayed a decadent post-war Berlin, populated by prostitutes, invalids and disfigured, overfed capitalists. The distortion of the figures in this work had a strongly socially critical function. Grosz was a committed communist and he denounced the prevailing bourgeois morality. He also made a number of beautiful nude portraits, including of his wife Eva Louise Peter, after they emigrated to America with their children in 1933. Around 1920, Grosz temporarily stopped signing his work on paper, using a stamp instead.


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