Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art
Through Sunday, August 19, 2012
This weekend is your last chance to see Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas at the Dallas Museum of Art. This quaint exhibit closes Sunday, August 19, 2012.
In 1952 George Grosz, a German dadaist and satirist, was invited to Dallas by Harris and Company department store. Grosz was commissioned to create a series of paintings called Impressions of Dallas. The series include the Dallas landscape, economy and society as the subjects.
Flower of the Prairie marks the 60th anniversary of Impressions of Dallas with a display of nearly all of the works from the initial series. In addition to works from the series there are also paintings from Grosz’s early artist career in Berlin.
Free eBook or Print-On-Demand Catalogue
The Dallas Museum of Art has out done themselves by creating a wonderful interactive book for iPad. The ebook, Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas by Dallas Museum of Art, is available free through iTunes. It is a rich collection of all the works in the exhibit plus historical information about George Grosz’s visit and the history of Dallas in the 1950s.
A print-on-demand version of Flower of the Prairie can be purchased through Blurb.
Click any of the below thumbnail images to see a larger version. Photos are by Mr. Holga.