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Paysans industriels
Paysans industriels
Paysans industriels
Scholz, Georg ; 1880–1945.

“Paysans industriels”, 1920.

Peinture et collage sur panneau, H. 0,98 ; L. 0,70.
Wuppertal, Von der Heydt-Museum.
The Sisters
Cacti and semaphores
Portrait Elisabeth Scholz
Self-Portrait with Advertising Pillar
Female Nude with Plaster Head
Nocturnal Noise
Veterans Association
View of Grötzingen
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Georg Scholz (1890 - 1945)
Georg Scholz, 1890 – 1945, German realist painter.
Scholz was born in Wolfenbüttel and had his artistic training at the Karlsruhe Academy, where his teachers included Hans Thoma and Wilhelm Trübner. He later studied in Berlin under Lovis Corinth. After military service in World War I, he resumed painting, working in a style fusing cubist and futurist ideas.

Later Scholz became one of the leaders of the New Objectivity, a group of artists who practiced a cynical form of realism. The most famous among this group are Max Beckmann, George Grosz and Otto Dix, and Scholz's work briefly vied with theirs for ferocity of attack. By 1925, however, his approach had softened into something closer to neoclassicism, as seen in the Self-Portrait in front of an Advertising Column of 1926 and the Seated Nude with Plaster Bust of 1927.

With the rise to power of Hitler and the National Socialists in 1933, Scholz was quickly dismissed from his teaching position. Declared a Degenerate Artist, his works were among those seized in 1937 as part of a campaign by the Nazis to "purify" German culture, and he was forbidden to paint in 1939.

In 1945, the French occupation forces appointed Scholz mayor of Waldkirch, where he died in that same year.