George Grosz (1893–1959)

Born in Berlin, George Grosz (1893–1959), born Georg Ehrenfried Gross, was a painter, watercolorist, draftsman, and teacher. He honed his drawing skills by replicating genre paintings and inventing battle scenes. His formal education started with a weekly drawing class, followed by two years at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (1909-1911). Grosz then attended the Berlin College of Arts and Crafts, studying under Emil Orlik. He was connected with the New Objectivity movement alongside Max Beckmann and Otto Dix and was also a member of the Berlin Dada circle.