July 26– GEORGE GROSZ
Dada graphic satirist, reflected nihilist forces in pre-Hitler Germany. Claimed art had no use but as propaganda for the still-building revolution of everyday life.
Grosz’s Republika Automatow
JULY 26, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Cuba: Revolution Day.
*All or Nothing Day.
ALSO ON JULY 26 IN HISTORY…
1893 — Dada artist and revolutionary George Grosz born, Berlin, Germany.
1894 — Aldous Huxley born, Godalming, Surrey, England.
1953 — Cuban rebel Fidel Castro leads unsuccessful raid on Moncada barracks.
1978 — World’s first test-tube baby born, Bristol, England.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective
Some of Grosz’s best work can be found in his “Ecce Homo” series: