Raoul Hausmann

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Birthday
12, 1886
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Feb 1, 1971 (84)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1886
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Feb 1, 1971 (84)

About

Artist and writer associated with the Berlin Dada movement and known for such works as "Mechanical Head [The Spirit of Our Age]" from 1920 and photomontage "ABCD" from 1923-24.

Before Fame

He came under the influence of architect Johannes Baader around 1905 and began working in Erich Heckel's studio in 1912 as an Expressionist printmaker.

Trivia

His sculptures, collages, photographs, art-poetry, assemblage works, and performance pieces greatly influenced the development of European Avant-Garde art.

Family Life

He was the son of a professional painter, and his early artistic training was with his father. He married violinist Elfride Schaeffer in 1908.

Associated With

He had a relationship with artist Hannah Hoch.