Happy Birthday George Grosz!! German born painter from 1893, George Grosz was a member of the Berlin based Dada movement. His work was exaggerated portraiture, which became increasingly satiristic and pointed. Through his art, he criticized the current ruling class with paintings reminiscent of the German primitives. Note the painting below titled Portrait of the Poet Max Hermann –Neisse, 1924. Max Hermann-Neisse was a German poet who emigrated away from his homeland and wrote poetry describing the isolation felt by the "banished sons". The color choices and drawn in look of the saddened poet in this painting certainly lets us glimpse his despair.