Saturday, 27 January 2007

George Grosz, The Writer Max Herrmann-Neisse (1925) — click on the image to view larger version.

The Writer Max Herrmann-Neisse by George Grosz
Sebastian Smee selected this work to accompany his review of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, New York: Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920s.

Herrmann-Neisse's writings were banned in Germany under the Third Reich and his books were burned in 1933.

Grosz arrived in America in 1933 and became a naturalized American citizen in 1938. According to Dialog International "MoMA identifies George Grosz as an American artist in its catalogue".

Reminds me of Nabokov, who arrived in America from Paris in 1940 with the Nazis right on his heels.

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