Rudolf Grossmann Biography

Rudolf Grossmann

German

1882-1941

Biography

 

Rudolph Grossmann was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1882. He began his education in painting and printmaking at Dusseldorf Academy, and went on to study in Paris, under Lucien Simon and Poulerauce. Though Berlin was his home, he would frequently vist France, both to work and exhibit, and for a brief time, to teach printmaking. During his time in France he met and became friends with artists Georg Grosz and Jules Pascin; while teaching, he introduced techniques to artist Sonia Delauney, eventually helping launch her career in the art world.

A master of portraits, figures, land- and cityscapes, Grossmann began publishing his prints in 1905. Many major publishers in both Germany and France commissioned his work. His work is included in various collections and museums internationally. Grossmann died in Breisgau, in 1941.