Grossmann, Walter. (American, born Germany c. 1890s - 1980s) DER TOD VON FLANDERN. Drawing, Colored pencils on paper, circa 1914-16. 6 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches. In very good condition. The image shows a dead soldier in a very stylized pose, alone in a large field, with cityscape in the background.
This drawing was part of an archive of this artist's works. From the materials in the archive we have concluded that Walter Grossman was born in Germany, studied art, served in the German army in World War I, eventually came to America and became a physician in Connecticut. We do not believe that he had a professional career as an artist, but his work shows profciency, and an appreciation for the art movements of the early 20th Century. It appears that the materials were stored under poor conditions for a long time, and some have suffered, with wrinkling, foxing, paper losses, and dampstaining affecting some.