Kurt Schwitters (born 1887 in Hanover, Germany) was a painter, sculptor, typographer, and writer. Schwitters studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Hanover from 1908 to 1909 before studying for five years at the Dresden Academy from 1909. The artist practiced his own form of Dada called 'Merz' in which he used rubbish materials such as labels, bus tickets, and broken wood to create his constructions and collages. Schwitters had begun work on a further Merz construction shortly before his death in 1948.
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