Gerd Arntz (11 December 1900, Remscheid – 4 December 1988, The Hague) was a German Modernist artist renowned for his black and white woodcuts. A core member of theCologne Progressives he was also a council communist. The Cologne Progressives participated in the revolutionary unions AAUD (KAPD) and its offshoot the AAUE in the 1920s. In 1928 Arntz contributed prints to the AAUE paper Die Proletarische Revolution, calling for workers to abandon parliament and form and participate in worker's councils. These woodcut prints feature recurring themes of class.