Scenes from outside George Grosz's window and studied observations and impressions of people and the city fills his over 200 sketchbooks.

The sketches are somewhat unlike his satirical commercial illustrations he does during the same period, which comments on the excesses of Wiemar Germany, 1920s and 1930s. Grosz works both quick and as studies, in Germany and New York City, early 1900s to 50s.

Watercolor, graphite wash and black crayon. Pen and blue ink.

Artist: George Grosz.

See the book, The Sketchbooks of George Grosz, by George Grosz, Peter Nisbet. Harvard University Art Museums Publications, Cambridge. 1993.

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