Thunderbeard (Donnerbart), A Man with Opinion


George Grosz, American, b. Berlin, Germany, 1893–1959

Watercolor and ink on paper, 26 X 18 7/8 IN. (66.0 X 48.0 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2273

Estate of the Artist, Princeton, 1959-63
Forum Gallery, New York, to 8 August 1963
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 8 August 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. "George Grosz: A Survey of His Art from 1918-1938," 15 December 1938-15 January 1939.
MAYNARD WALKER GALLERIES, New York. "George Grosz, Paintings," 20 March-15 April 1939.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "George Grosz," 14 January-7 March 1954. TOUR: WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, 1-31 May; PASADENA ART INSTITUTE, 25 June-25 July; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 17 August-19 September, cat. no. 38, pp. 20-21.
FORUM GALLERY and E.V. THAW, New York. "George Grosz, 1893-1959," 24 September-12 October 1963, no. 53, ill.
GALERIE CLAUDE BERNARD, Paris. "George Grosz: Dessins et Aquarelles," February 1966.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "The Artist as Social Critic: New Realist Art in Germany 1919-1933," 21 September-9 November 1980. TOUR: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, 22 November-11 January 1981.
MUSEUM OSTDEUTSCHE GALERIE, Regensburg, Germany. "Thalatta, Thalatta - the Beach Landscape in the Age of Mass Tourism," 15 June-27 August 1989, p. 68, ill. p. 99.
NEUE NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin, Germany. "George Grosz: Berlin-New York," 21 December 1994-17 April 1995, no. X.114, ill. TOUR: KUNSTSAMMLUNG NORDRHEIN WESTFALEN, Dusseldorf, Germany, 6 May-30 July 1995.
PALAZZO DUCALE, Genoa, Italy. "The Art of Freedom: Anti-Fascism, and Resistance in Europe," 16 November 1995-18 February 1996, no. 17, colorpl. pp. 124, 359.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Manifesto: Art x Agency," 15 June 2019-5 January 2020.

Published References:
"George Grosz Account Book, 1920-1937" (unpublished), George Grosz estate, Princeton, p. 82.
CRAVEN, THOMAS. A Treasury of Art Masterpieces (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1939), p. 566, colorpl. p. 567.
GENAUER, EMILY. "Grosz: A Lion in the Streets," New York Herald Tribune (29 September 1963), ill. p. 51.
PRESTON, STUART. "Acidulous Satirist," New York Times (29 September 1963), sec. 2, ill. p. 17.
"Art from Hell to Holocaust," Time 82 (4 October 1963), colorpl. pp. 91-92.
"George Grosz: German Satirist," Time Magazine (4 October 1963), ill.
MYERS, BERNARD. "How to Look at Art," The Book of Art 10 (London: Grolier, 1965), colorpl. p. 52.
"Acquisitions of Modern Art by Museums," Supplement to the Burlington Magazine 116/860 (November 1974), no. 123, ill.
HESS, HANS. George Grosz (New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1974), ill. p. 174.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), no. 45.
KRANZFELDER, IVO. George Grosz: 1893-1959 (Koln: Benedict Taschen Verlag, 1993), ill. p. 50.
JENTSCH, RALPH. George Grosz: The Berlin Years (Milano: Electa, 1997), no. 327, ill. p. 148.
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