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Central Park at Night

A work made of watercolor, with gouache and touches of pen and black ink, selectively gum varnished, on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of watercolor, with gouache and touches of pen and black ink, selectively gum varnished, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1936

Artist:

George Grosz
American, born Germany, 1893-1959

About this artwork

Fearing escalating Nazi antagonism in his native Germany, George Grosz took a job teaching drawing in New York in 1932, and by 1933 he had become a permanent resident. Although he was at first overwhelmed by the size and pace of New York, he later confessed that it had an immediate effect on his art. His work became less overtly political, and he experienced “a continual shifting from hard and sharp lines to soft colours and gracious contours.” He sketched the people and sights of the city almost continually, turning these spontaneous drawings into more finished works in his studio.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

George Grosz

Title

Central Park at Night

Origin

Germany

Date

1936

Medium

Watercolor, with gouache and touches of pen and black ink, selectively gum varnished, on ivory wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower left, in black ink: "Grosz 36"

Dimensions

506 × 355 mm

Credit Line

Olivia Shaler Swan Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1941.483

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