George Grosz in Dallas
By Dallas Museum of Art
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
In 1952, expatriate German artist George Grosz was invited to Dallas by Leon Harris, Jr., the young vice president of the A. Harris & Company department store. Harris commissioned Grosz to create for the store a series of paintings illustrating the landscape, economy, and society of Dallas. In 2012, on the 60th anniversary of the series’ debut, the Dallas Museum of Art has published the online catalogue "Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas," in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title. The catalogue describes Grosz’s career in the postwar years and the history of the "Impressions of Dallas" commission, paying particular attention to the fraught cultural and political landscape of Dallas in the early 1950s. Here the "Impressions of Dallas" series is reproduced in its entirety for the first time, alongside many other paintings, watercolors, and drawings by Grosz, as well as a rich selection of historic photographs.
The app has beautiful color for the art, and also loads easily and quickly to read the detailed, and interesting text for each section.
Thank you Heather for this exhibit, and your research, ( I especially appreciated the Dallas connection, and just as much, the historical, NYC/Europe one), and thanks also to your tech assistants to getting this online so very successfully.
Great free app for art lovers
This is the first electronic publication that the Dallas Museum of Art has produced, and it includes all the individual pieces from the George Grosz in Dallas show, plus tons of extra photos, background information, and Dallas history. Oh, and it’s free. How I wish that more museums would follow in the footsteps of the Dallas Museum of Art!
A wonderful 'sneak peek' into this exhibit - and a brilliant way to showcase the DMA's ability to continue to reach their audiences in new and exciting ways. Congrats on your first e-catalogue!