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Der Lebensbaum (The Tree of Life)
  • George Grosz
    born: Berlin, Germany ; died: West Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany (present-day Berlin, Germany) ; active: Germany, United States
  • Der Lebensbaum (The Tree of Life), 1928
  • Hintergrund / 17 Zeichnungen von George Grosz zur Aufführung des "Schwejk" in der Piscatorbühne (Background / 17 Drawings by George Grosz for the Opening of "Schwejk" in the Piscator Theater)
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • photogravure
  • Paper Type: beige laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 169 x 260 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 5/8 x 10 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 169 x 260 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 5/8 x 10 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0046.05
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

A series of interlocking S curves join to form a tree shape, from which 10 figures hang from ropes.