Having done a few posts on George Grosz, I wanted to post some paintings by Rudolf Schlichter for comparison. Like Grosz, Schlichter was a painter during the Weimar period in Germany and also like Grosz a German Communist. In 1924 he, John Heartfield and Grosz created the Rote Gruppe (the Red group).
He exhibited in the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) show at the Mannheim Kunsthalle in 1925.
As with Grosz and many other Modern artists, his works were seized in 1937 as degenerate art by the Nazis and he was banned from exhibiting. After the defeat of the Nazis he continued painting, his work turning to Surrealism. One can see the beginnings of the movement toward that direction in the 1937 Blind Power which must have been completed shortly before his works were seized.
Rudolf Schlichter, Ladies Dive, 1923
Rudolf Schlichter, Tingel-Tangel, 1919
Rudolf Schlichter, Margot, 1924
Rudolf Schlichter, Blind Power, 1937