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Kurt Schwitters

 (1887 - 1948)
Kurt Schwitters was active/lived in Germany, United Kingdom.  Kurt Schwitters is known for abstract painting, collage, poetry, environmental sculpture.

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Kurt Schwitters

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Kurt Schwitters creator of  the magazine MERZ spent his life creating works of art and literature following this form.  This art consists of discarded and rejected objects which the artist found or received from friends and associates.

Born in 1887 in Hanover, Germany Schwitters' parents encouraged him in his art studies.  He attended the Kunstgewerbeschule in Hanover and the Kunstakademie in Dresden until 1914.  He returned to Hanover and married Helma Fischer.  His works followed an Expressionist style until his brief time in the army during WWI when they took on a more modern style.  In the early 1920s these works gained him recognition with the Dada movement.

In 1923 Schwitters began pu

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About  Kurt Schwitters

Born:  1887 - Hanover, Germany
Died:   1948 - near Ambleside, Lake District, England
Known for:  abstract painting, collage, poetry, environmental sculpture