George Grosz

1893 - 1959

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George Grosz (German: [ɡʁoːs]; born Georg Ehrenfried Groß; July 26, 1893 – July 6, 1959) was a German artist known especially for his caricatural drawings and paintings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity groups during the Weimar Republic. He immigrated to the United States in 1933, and became a naturalized citizen in 1938. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Grosz has received more than 509,599 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). George Grosz is the 191st most popular painter (down from 186th in 2019), the 472nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 452nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Painter.

George Grosz is most famous for his satirical caricatures of the German society during the Weimar Republic.

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Among painters, George Grosz ranks 191 out of 1,428Before him are Dieric Bouts, Pieter de Hooch, Zeuxis, Édouard-Henri Avril, John William Waterhouse, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. After him are Antoine-Jean Gros, Chaim Soutine, Petrus Christus, Jean Dubuffet, Pisanello, and Jacopo Bellini.

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Among people born in 1893, George Grosz ranks 18Before him are Draža Mihailović, Karl Mannheim, Soong Ching-ling, Harold Lloyd, Roland Freisler, and Lazar Kaganovich. After him are Chaim Soutine, Harold Urey, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Andrés Segovia, Hattie McDaniel, and Omar Bradley. Among people deceased in 1959, George Grosz ranks 14Before him are Gérard Philipe, Errol Flynn, Boris Vian, Camilo Cienfuegos, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Billie Holiday. After him are Shirō Ishii, Adolf Windaus, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Bohuslav Martinů, and Alfred Schütz.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, George Grosz ranks 472 out of 5,289Before him are Harald zur Hausen (1936), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Robert Ritter von Greim (1892), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Gerda Taro (1910), and Adolf Butenandt (1903). After him are Hans Jonas (1903), Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075), Patrick Süskind (1949), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Albert the Bear (1100), and Samuel von Pufendorf (1632).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, George Grosz ranks 15Before him are Franz Marc (1880), Gerhard Richter (1932), Emil Nolde (1867), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Otto Dix (1891), and Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515). After him are Hans Baldung (1484), August Macke (1887), Max Liebermann (1847), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), Max Beckmann (1884), and Lucian Freud (1922).