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 606,173 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Kurt Schwitters is the 20th most popular artist, the 537th most popular biography from Germany (up from 550th 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 20 out of 77Before him are Theo van Doesburg, El Lissitzky, Luca Signorelli, Anders Zorn, Käthe Kollwitz, and Marina Abramović. After him are Banksy, David Hockney, Josef Albers, Adolph Menzel, Keith Haring, and Émile Gallé.

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Among people born in 1887, Kurt Schwitters ranks 28Before him are Henry Moseley, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Felix Yusupov, Georg Trakl, and Ruth Benedict. After him are Leopold Ružička, August Macke, Wolfgang Köhler, Erich Mendelsohn, Lothar Rendulic, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Among people deceased in 1948, Kurt Schwitters ranks 18Before him are Osamu Dazai, Johannes Blaskowitz, Karl Brandt, Babe Ruth, Nikolai Berdyaev, and Ruth Benedict. After him are Witold Pilecki, Maria Mandl, Karl Gebhardt, Jan Masaryk, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and Arthur Liebehenschel.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Kurt Schwitters ranks 537 out of 5,289Before him are Erwin Panofsky (1892), Georg Büchner (1813), Julia Drusilla (16), Otto Strasser (1897), Hans von Seeckt (1866), and Otto Rehhagel (1938). After him are Carl Ritter (1779), Klaus Mann (1906), Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804), Aby Warburg (1866), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), and Hugh of Saint Victor (1096).

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), and Marianne Brandt (1893).