Johannes Theodor Baargeld
(1892 - 1927)
Johannes Theodor Baargeld was active/lived in Germany, France. Johannes Baargeld is known for Dada style collage, drawing.
Biography Johannes Theodor Baargeld
Born 1892 Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland)
Died 1927 near Chamonix, France
Johannes Theodor Baargeld was the pseudonym adopted by Alfred Emanuel Ferdinand Gruenwald as an ironic, leftist response to the predominantly Catholic and capitalist culture of his hometown, Cologne. (Bargeld is the German word for cash.) Born on October 9, 1892, in Stettin, Germany, Baargeld was the eldest son of the prominent Romanian-Jewish insurance director Heinrich Leopold Gruenwald. The future dadaist grew up in Cologne in a wealthy home, exposed to contemporary art and culture, beginning with his parents' collection of modern paintings. After finishing gymnasium in Cologne, Baargeld studied law and economics at Oxford fro
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