his autobiography,.e., that he was accused of desertion and narrowly avoided execution. 4, he became a key figure of the Dada movement. There was such public outcry that the museum decided not to sell, and announced plans to create a dedicated space for display of the painting in the renovated museum. He immigrated to the United States in 1933, and became a naturalized citizen in 1938. Pimps and prostitutes abound in Ecce Homo, a book that caused such a furore that Grosz felt compelled to apply for a pistol license on the grounds of self-defence. 7 He subsequently studied at the Berlin College of Arts and Crafts under Emil Orlik. I carefully and deliberately destroyed a part of my past." 30 Although a softening of his style had been apparent since the late 1920s, Grosz 's work assumed a more sentimental tone in America, a change generally seen as a decline. University of California Press, 1998. Starting in Zurich, before spreading to other European cities as war came to an end, Dada was rooted in disbelief that a conflict as absurdly long and devastating as World War I could have been fought in the name of progress. In 1930, he found an outlet for his frustrations by designing the costumes for Carl Sternheims adaptation of Flauberts political satire, The Candidate. 18 Bitterly anti-Nazi, Grosz left Germany shortly before Hitler came to power.
May, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, September-October 1967 (56, repr. A Little Yes and a Big. Grosz was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician in 1950. I had utter contempt for mankind in general' (. May Collection of 20th Century German Masters, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, January-February 1970 (68, repr.). 24 By 1914, Grosz worked in a style influenced by Expressionism and Futurism, as well as by popular illustration, graffiti, and children's drawings.