biography of Kurt SCHWITTERS (1887-1948)

Personal data


Birth : 06/20/1887 - Hanover, Germany
Death : 01/08/1948 - Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Germany

Education

1909 – 1914 : HfBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden – Güntzstraße 34 – Dresden, Germany

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Mixed media - Oil
Print-Multiple : Engraving - Lithograph - Poster - Woodcut
Sculpture-Volume : Assemblage - Bronze
Drawing-Watercolor : Chalk - Collage - Gouache - Pencil - Watercolour

Subject

war
material

Movements and styles

1910-1919 : Dadaism
Constructivism
Abstraction
Fauvism
Cubism
Expressionism
Abstraction/Creation

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2003

Ubu Gallery – New York NY, United States
04/01/2003 – 05/23/2003

2002

Kurt Schwitters: a retrospective
Kunstforum Bank Austria – Vienna, Austria
03/15/2002 – 06/16/2002

1994

Rétrospective
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
1994

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Timothy Baum – New York NY, United States

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galerie Gmurzynska – Goethestrasse 65a – Cologne, Germany

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Galerie Gmurzynska – Goethestrasse 65a – Cologne, Germany

Art Cologne, n° 37
Cologne, Germany
10/29/2003 – 11/02/2003
Represented by : Galerie Gmurzynska – Goethestrasse 65a – Cologne, Germany

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : The Mayor Gallery – 22 A Cork Street – London, United Kingdom

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Art Focus – Talstrasse 16 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Galerie Gmurzynska – Goethestrasse 65a – Cologne, Germany

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Art Focus – Talstrasse 16 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Galerie Gmurzynska – Goethestrasse 65a – Cologne, Germany

FIAC, n°28
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/10/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Brusberg Berlin – Kurfürstendamm 213 – Berlin, Germany

Artpalmbeach – 4th Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
01/10/2001 – 01/15/2001
Represented by : Rachel Adler Fine Art – 1200 Broadway – New York NY, United States

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Galerie Gmurzynska – Goethestrasse 65a – Cologne, Germany

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Galerie Gmurzynska – Goethestrasse 65a – Cologne, Germany

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Marlborough Gallery – 40 West 57 Street – New York NY, United States


Group exhibitions

2004

Kurt Schwitters – Jean Arp
Kunstmuseum Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
05/01/2004 – 08/22/2004

Kurt Schwitters – Jean Tinguely
Museum Jean Tinguely – Basel BS, Switzerland
05/01/2004 – 08/22/2004

2003

Assemblage
Zwirner & Wirth – New York NY, United States
11/2003 – 12/2003

2000

L’éloquence des loques
Musée Ingres – Montauban, France
2000

L’éloquence des loques
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Pau, France
2000

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Periodicals

2004

GILMORE Jonathan – Kurt Schwitters at Ubu
in: Art in America n° 1 p. 99
New York NY, United States
01/2004

Legals