Christian Schad

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Birthday
21, 1894
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Feb 25, 1982 (87)
Birth Sign
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21, 1894
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Feb 25, 1982 (87)

About

Dada and New Objectivity painter who became known for his post-World War I portraits of life in Berlin and Vienna.

Before Fame

He studied art in Munich before moving to Switzerland to escape military service in World War I. He became a member of Dadaist circles while living in Zurich and Geneva.

Trivia

His paintings were collected by the MOMA (New York), The Tate (London), and the the Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin).

Family Life

His father, a German lawyer, supported him financially for a large portion of his life. In his later life, Schad and his wife Marcella settled in Naples, Italy.

Associated With

He and Max Beckmann were both German artists associated with the New Objectivity movement.