Born in the coastal region of Dithmarschen, along the North Sea in Germany, Hans Grohs (German, 1892–1981) found inspiration in the land of his ancestors. The landscape mesmerized and energized him, and he immortalized the power and beauty found in nature with vivid and Impressionistic scenes.
This exhibition features works from throughout Grohs’ long career, depicting the province of Dithmarschen. Some are literal representations, while others are visionary interpretations of the sea shore. Each painting embodies a divine presence. A prolific artist, solder in both the World Wars, and professor, Grohs’ work aligns well with the graphic style of German Expressionism; yet, with his watercolor landscapes of the storm-torn coast, he created a body of work that also evokes German Romanticism.
Above: Photograph of the 2020 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
This exhibition was sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.