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William Gropper (American, 1897-1977)

Untitled, from The Illustrious Dunderheads, 1942

  • Ink and gouache on paper
  • 15 x 15 1/2 in. (38 1/8 x 39 3/8 cm)
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Konecky, 2000-83

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Albert Bloch and William Gropper created their art in the early 1940s. Their work deals with the world political situation of the time (click here to learn more about Gropper's work). There are a number of other similarities between the two.

  • What connections do you see between these two works?

  • Both works take a mocking, satirical approach to their subject matter. Do you think they are meant to be funny? Is it appropriate to use humor in the context of war and suffering?

  • How do these works differ from each other in mood, medium, or other characteristics?