Kurt Schwitters, German artist, 1887-1948

Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters was a German artist. 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". Alongside his collages, Schwitters also dramatically altered the interiors of a number of spaces throughout his life. The most famous was the "Merzbau", the transformation of six (or possibly more) rooms of the family house in Hanover, Waldhausenstrasse 5. Schwitters lyric work includes the poems "An Anna Blume" and the "Ursonate".

  • Schwitters, Kurt. Merz 24. Ursonate.Hannover, 1932.