Kurt Schwitters

1887 - 1948

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Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters (20 June 1887 – 8 January 1948) was a German artist. He was born in Hanover, Germany, but lived in exile from 1937. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Schwitters has received more than 761,083 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Kurt Schwitters is the 20th most popular artist (up from 23rd in 2019), the 716th most popular biography from Germany (down from 659th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Artist.

Kurt Schwitters is most famous for his work in the Dada movement. He was a painter, sculptor, and poet who created a series of collages by cutting up and rearranging found materials.

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Over the past year Kurt Schwitters has had the most page views in the with 65,037 views, followed by German (43,896), and French (9,877). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (98.02%), Esperanto (46.26%), and Welsh (29.07%)


Among artists, Kurt Schwitters ranks 20 out of 125Before him are Käthe Kollwitz, Roy Lichtenstein, Theo van Doesburg, El Lissitzky, Luca Signorelli, and Marina Abramović. After him are Adolph Menzel, Keith Haring, Josef Albers, David Hockney, Banksy, and Ai Weiwei.

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Among people born in 1887, Kurt Schwitters ranks 36Before him are Wolfgang Köhler, Nikolai Vavilov, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Lothar Rendulic, August Macke, and Erich Mendelsohn. After him are John Reed, James Paul Moody, Emilio Mola, Alexander Archipenko, René Cassin, and Harald Bohr. Among people deceased in 1948, Kurt Schwitters ranks 27Before him are Ruth Benedict, Karl Gebhardt, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Maria Mandl, and Arthur Liebehenschel. After him are John J. Pershing, Georges Bernanos, Hugo Boss, Umberto Giordano, D. W. Griffith, and Iwane Matsui.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Kurt Schwitters ranks 716 out of 7,253Before him are Carlos Kleiber (1930), Hermann Cohen (1842), Thomas Anders (1963), Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (1722), Johann Bayer (1572), and Alfred Hugenberg (1865). After him are Clemens Brentano (1778), Max Liebermann (1847), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907), Gabriele Münter (1877), and John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585).

Among ARTISTS In Germany

Among artists born in Germany, Kurt Schwitters ranks 3Before him are Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), and Joseph Beuys (1921). After him are Josef Albers (1888), Ulay (1943), Bernt Notke (1435), Méret Oppenheim (1913), John Heartfield (1891), Marianne Brandt (1893), Gunta Stölzl (1897), and Daniel Hopfer (1470).