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Grosz, George (Georg Ehrenfried Grosz)
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Grosz, George (Georg Ehrenfried Grosz)

(July 26, 1893, Berlin – July 6, 1959, Berlin [West]), German graphic artist and painter. Like so many others, young Grosz applied in November 1914 for military service as a volunteer. As he later wrote that he was moved not by enthusiasm, but probably by the opportunity of choosing a regiment. As early as May 1915 he was discharged on health grounds as unfit for service. Fear of another call-up, which finally took place in January 1917, crippled Grosz’s artistic work. He remained however productive. In 1917 there appeared the First Georg Grosz Portf…

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Jürgens-Kirchhoff, Annegret, “Grosz, George (Georg Ehrenfried Grosz)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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