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Kurt Schwitters / Man Ray / Photo, c.1925/30
Schwitters, Kurt,
1887 - 1948,
German artist.


Photo, c.1925/30 by Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky, 1890 – 1976, American visual artist).
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Ein Beitrag zur Sanierung Deutschlands
Merz 1926, 3. Cicero
left half of a beauty
Die Kathedrale, 8 Lithos
Mz x 22 Wantee
Konstruktion mit Dreieck, Quadrat und Zirkel
Ohne Titel (R DHUS)
Maraak, Variation I
Merzbild P rosa
Zuban Merz 366
Mz 1926,8, schwarzer Keil
Albert Finslerbild
Ohne Titel (Ovale Konstruktion)
Assemblage (ANS)
Ohne Titel (for Ernst on 16.11.43 from Dada Daddy)
Thema Maraak
Motiv: Verschiebungen
MZ 308 grau
Die Quadratur des Zirkels - gelöst!
Ohne Titel (Kathedrale)
Verlag Der Sturm
Mz. 600. Moholi.
Rote Linie (1)
Phantasie über Dächern
Blue Paragraph
Ohne Titel (Bassett)
Ohne Titel (8)
Merzzeichnung 297 Gelb
Mz 180. Leere im Raum
Für Tilly
Pariser Frühling
For Herbert Read
Pink, green, white
British made
Ohne Titel (Madonna)
Ohne Titel (Mit Helmform)
Ohne Titel (Bild mit drei weißen Sicheln)
47. 15 pine trees c 26
Ohne Titel (The Hitler Gang)
C 21 John Bull
c 63 old picture
Merz 1003. Peacock's Tail
Ohne Titel (Bild mit Walfisch)
For Higu (Merzzeichnung)
Ohne Titel (Merzzeichnung mit Arp und Bindfaden)
Merzbild P rosa
Ohne Titel (Alt)
2 Rote Flecken
's brave Hunderl
of 3
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Kurt Schwitters (1887 - 1948)
Schwitters, who was a painter, poet, spatial artist and commercial artist, created with MERZ his Dadaist global view of the world. Schwitters used the term MERZ to describe his artistic work, whether it was collages, paintings, poems, objects or drawings.

Schwitters' works are also influenced by Constructivism and Surrealism. From today's perspective, Schwitters is one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century.

Kurt Schwitters was born on 20 June 1887 in Hanover. He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Hannover and the Königlich Sächsische Akademie der Künste in Dresden. During the First World War he was obliged to work as a draughtsman in an ironworks due to his frail health.
His success, also literary, as an artist began at the end of the war. Schwitters cooperated with other artists such as Hans Arp or Hannah Höch, published his own MERZ series and founded the artists' association "die abstrakten hannover".

Defamed as "entartet" by the National Socialists, he emigrated to Norway in January 1937. After the occupation of Norway he fled to England in 1940, where he was housed in several internment camps until 1941.
From 1945 Schwitters lived in Northern England, where he increasingly had to struggle with health problems and died on 8 January 1948 in the hospital of Kendal.