Schwitters, Kurt

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Schwitters, Kurt Gender: M
Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters
born on 20 June 1887 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Hannover, Germany, 52n24, 9e44
Timezone LMT m9e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°23' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°38 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 08°20'

Kurt Schwitters


German artist who 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.

On 8 January 1948, Schwitters died from acute pulmonary edema and myocarditis, in Kendal Hospital, England. He was 60.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Doesburg, Nelly van (born 27 July 1899). Notes: Dada performance collaborators
  • associate relationship with Doesburg, Theo van (born 30 August 1883). Notes: Dada performance collaborators
  • friend relationship with Nebel, Otto (born 25 December 1892)
  • compare to chart of Rauschenberg, Robert (born 22 October 1925). Notes: Schwitters' work influenced Rauschenberg's work


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Schwitters` Geburtshaus liegt woanders" by Conrad von Meding, 24 May 2016 [1]: "Kurt Schwitters, einer der wenigen hannoverschen Künstler von Weltrang, kam am 20. Juni 1887 als Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius frühmorgens um 2.30 Uhr zur Welt."

Translation: Kurt Schwitters, one of the few Hanoverian world-class artists, was born on 20 June 1887, as Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius, at 2.30 A.M. early in the morning.

Info in article quoted from historian Prof. Walter Selke.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet