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Oskar Schlemmer

 (1888 - 1943)
Oskar Schlemmer was active/lived in United States, Germany.  Oskar Schlemmer is known for painting, sculpture, design, choreography.

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Oskar Schlemmer was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. In 1923 he was hired as Master of Form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop, after working some time at the workshop of sculpture. His most famous work is Triadisches Ballett, in which the actors are transfigured from the normal to geometrical shapes. Also in Slat Dance and Treppenwitz, the performers' costumes make them into living sculpture, as if part of the scenery.

Born in September 1888 in Stuttgart, Oskar Schlemmer was the youngest of six children. His parents, Carl Leonhard Schlemmer and Mina Neuhaus, both died around 1900 and the young Oskar learned at an early age to provide for himself. By 1903 he   ...  Displaying 750 of 5838 characters.

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