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Hans Richter (6 April 1888 – 1 February 1976) was a German Dada painter, graphic artist, avant-garde film producer, and art historian. In 1965 he authored the book Dadaism about the history of the Dada movement. He was born in Berlin into a well-to-do family and died in Minusio, near Locarno, Switzerland.From Expressionism through Dadaism, Constructivism and Neoplasticism, he was one of the major figures of avant-garde art in the 1910s and 1920s and a catalyst for intellectuals and artists in many disciplines. Richter helped organise exhibitions which revived interest in Dada, both in the United States and Europe. In 1956 he made Dadascope, a film dedicated to Dada poetry.
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Richter began as a painter, and later experimented with a variety of techniques, including painting, drawing, watercolour, collage, relief and mosaic, using wood, metal, cardboard, paper, acrylic paint, glass and other materials. A significant part of his work was as a filmmaker, but despite this, which sometimes entirely replaced the painting or limited it, Richter considered himself primarily a painter.
American, German, Swiss
Artist, Author, Cinematographer, Teacher, Publicist, Writer, Poet, Graphic Artist, Painter, Theorist
Hans Richter, Johannes Richter, Hans Siegfried Richter, Johannes Siegfried Richter, Hans Richter II, II Hans Richter, Johann Siegfried Richter
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