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Kurt Schwitters

1887 - 1948

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Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters (20 June 1887 – 8 January 1948) was a German artist who was born in Hanover, Germany. 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 755,209 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Kurt Schwitters is the 23rd most popular artist (down from 20th in 2019), the 659th most popular biography from Germany (down from 537th 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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Among artists, Kurt Schwitters ranks 23 out of 78Before him are Roy Lichtenstein, Luca Signorelli, Anders Zorn, David Hockney, Keith Haring, and Adolph Menzel. After him are Josef Albers, Banksy, Émile Gallé, Jeff Koons, Ulay, and Edward Burne-Jones.

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Among people born in 1887, Kurt Schwitters ranks 33Before him are Georg Trakl, Nikolai Vavilov, Nadia Boulanger, Lothar Rendulic, Wolfgang Köhler, and James B. Sumner. After him are August Macke, John Reed, Leopold Ružička, Erich Mendelsohn, Julian Huxley, and René Cassin. Among people deceased in 1948, Kurt Schwitters ranks 25Before him are Theodor Morell, Karl Gebhardt, Maria Mandl, Arthur Liebehenschel, Jan Masaryk, and Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta. After him are Muhammad Ali Jinnah, John J. Pershing, Umberto Giordano, Hugo Boss, Iwane Matsui, and D. W. Griffith.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Kurt Schwitters ranks 659 out of 6,142Before him are Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Hugo Ball (1886), Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818), James Last (1929), Hugo Junkers (1859), and Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877). After him are August Macke (1887), John William Friso, Prince of Orange (1687), George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), Erich Mielke (1907), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), and Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860).

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), Méret Oppenheim (1913), Bernt Notke (1435), John Heartfield (1891), and Marianne Brandt (1893).