Art: Public Favorite: The Pit

Berlin-born George Grosz, 62, is no newcomer to scenes of horror. It has saturated his work, from his earliest sketches of World War I's mutilated and dead to such latter-day oils as The Pit (opposite), done in 1946 and now a public favorite in the Wichita (Kans.) Art Museum. A Little Yes and a Big No, the title of Grosz's autobiography, sums up his attitude to life. But though his little yes in the years since 1932, when he came to the U.S., has produced some pleasant, classic nudes and some sunlit passages of Cape...

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