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Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) was a German painter, who was born in Hanover. Schwitters participated in the Dada movement during and after World War I. His particular contribution to that group was his Merz works, art pieces built up of found objects into large constructions or even what would later in the 20th century have been called 'installations'.

In 1937 he was included in the Nazi exhibition of 'degenerate art' (Entartete Kunst) at Munich. He died in England.



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