George Grosz studied art at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and the Berlin College of Arts and Crafts. Before immigrating to the United States from Germany in 1933, he was a member of the Berlin Dada group and gained a reputation for his caricatures of life under the Weimar Republic in the 1920s.
Grosz was one of many European artists who eventually fled to the United States because of Hitler’s persecution of modern artists. He said, “I left because of Hitler. He is a painter too, you know, and there didn’t seem to be enough room for both of us in Germany.”