Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters
20 June 1887
; Hanover, Germany *
08 January 1948
; Kendal, United Kingdom *
Kurt Schwitters was a German painter associated with the Dada movement, who worked in several genres and media, including 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.