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Kurt Schwitters
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Kurt Schwitters, London 1944
Born
Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters

(1887-06-20)20 June 1887
Hanover
Died 8 January 1948(1948-01-08) (aged 60)
Nationality German
Education Dresden Academy
Known for Dancing, collage, artist's book, installation, sculpture, poetry
Notable work
Das Undbild, 1919
Movement Merz

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. He is most famous for his collages, called Merz Pictures.

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