Carl Grossberg

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Carl Grossberg (1894 – 1940) was a German painter associated with the New Objectivity movement.

Grossberg was born in Elberfeld and studied architecture in Aachen and Darmstadt prior to his military service in World War I. He later studied at the Weimar Academy of Art and at the Bauhaus. He became known for paintings of urban landscapes, and for exterior and interior views of factories and industrial sites which he rendered with a chilly precision.

He served in the military again in 1939-1940 in France, where he died in a car crash in Laon.

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  • Michalski, Sergiusz (1994). New Objectivity. Cologne: Benedikt Taschen. ISBN 3-8228-9650-0
  • Schmied, Wieland (1978). Neue Sachlichkeit and German Realism of the Twenties. London: Arts Council of Great Britain. ISBN 0-7287-0184-7