Kurt Schwitters. The Holy Saddlers' Portfolio. 1922. Collage of papers on board folder, 15 1/8 x 21 15/16" (38.4 x 55.8 cm), Collection Claude Berri
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    Introduction
    Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters (20 June 1887 – 8 January 1948) was a German artist who was born in Hanover, Germany. Schwitters worked in several genres and media, including dadaism, constructivism, surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, and what came to be known as installation art. He is most famous for his collages, called Merz Pictures.
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    Q155158
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    Introduction
    Born 20 June 1887; died 8 January 1948. Schwitters was a Dadaist who associated with the Bauhaus School at Weimar, Germany and with the "de Stijl" group in the Netherlands. Schwitters experimented with light graphics, or cameraless imagery, in the 1920s. Schwitters was a member of the 'ring neue werbegestalter' in the 1920s in Germany. He created assemblages called 'merz' from bits of urban detritus and found objects. German artist.
    Nationalities
    German, Danish, Hamburger
    Gender
    Male
    Roles
    Artist, Author, Writer, Designer, Typographer, Publisher, Graphic Designer, Collagist, Poet, Graphic Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
    Names
    Kurt Schwitters, Herman Edward Karl Julius Schwitters, Kurt Herman Edward Karl Julius Schwitters, Curt Hermann Eduard Carl Julius Schwitters, Schwitters
    Ulan
    500026542
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    Works

    162 works online

    Exhibitions

    Publications

    • MoMA Highlights: 375 Works from The Museum of Modern Art Flexibound, 408 pages
    • MoMA Now: Highlights from The Museum of Modern Art—Ninetieth Anniversary Edition Hardcover, 424 pages
    • Kurt Schwitters Exhibition catalogue, Paperback, pages
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