An Autobiography

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University of California Press, Apr 17, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 309 pages
This acclaimed autobiography by one of the twentieth century's greatest satirical artists is as much a graphic portrait of Germany in chaos after the Treaty of Versailles as it is a memoir of a remarkable artist's development. Grosz's account of a world gone mad is as acute and provocative as the art that depicts it, and this translation of a work long out of print restores the spontaneity, humor, and energy of the author's German text. It also includes a chapter on Grosz's experience in the Soviet Union—omitted from the original English-language edition—as well as more writings about his twenty-year self-imposed exile in America, and a fable written in English.
 

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George Grosz was the quintessential artist of Berlin in the 20s, skewering everyone and everything around him, from the plutocrats driving the country to ruin to the beggars scraping for survival on ... Read full review

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Grosz (1893-1959) is best known as the artist who caricatured the corruption of life in Germany between world wars I and II. A great deal of material on Grosz is available, including his own vivid ... Read full review

Contents

PEEKING INTO THE THIRTEENTH ROOM
21
KNOW WHAT I WANT
30
THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF
46
BROADENING HORIZONS
65
STARTING MY OWN LIFE
80
TO BERLIN
88
PRIVATE GROSZ
97
HOME TO BERLIN
113
FRIENDS AND OTHER FACES
183
A FAIRY STORY
201
A CHANGE OF AIR
221
NEW YORK IN JUNE
227
ON BECOMING AMERICAN
249
MAKING GOOD IN AMERICA
261
ART LOOKS FOR BREAD
272
GERMANS IN AMERICA
283

DADA
133
THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC
149
RUSSIA IN 1922
161
AMERICA THE BIG
297
THE PAINTER ENTERS HIS STUDIO
307
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George Grosz was born in 1893 in Berlin and, after twenty years in the U.S., he died in 1959. Born in Vienna, Nora Hodges was at the center of the European art world in the 1920s. Barbara McCloskey teaches Art History at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of George Grosz and the Communist Party: Art and Radicalism in Crisis, 1918 to 1936 (1997).

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