George Grosz


George Grosz
(German, 1893–1959)
Dr. Benn’s Night Café, 1919
Sheet: 9 7/8″ x 13 7/8″
UWM Art Collection, 1993.018.03
Gift of Janet and Marvin Fishman

Disillusioned by the failed German revolution, brothels became popular escapes from the harsh realities of life. These became popular subjects among artists wanting to highlight the emotional, psychological and spiritual devastation inflicted upon society after the war.