Johannes Theodor Baargeld | the artist




The artist Johannes Theodor Baargeld
Born Oct 9 1892, Stettin, Germany.
Died 1927

Style and technique of the artist: Collage, Dada, Writing,

Alfred Ferdinand Gruenwald


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Works in the MOMA collection. German collagist, draughtsman, writer and publisher. Although he came from an upper middle-class family, after serving as a volunteer in World War I he became a pacifist and a supporter of democratic socialism on Soviet lines. In 1918 he began a political career as a committee member of the mid-Rhine district of the Independent Social-Democratic Party, a Marxist party that had split from the Social-Democratic Party of Germany. The short-lived journal he edited, Der Ventilator, which published six issues in Cologne in February and March 1919, was a satirical magazine directed against the Social Democrat government in Berlin…
Der Vogelobre Hornebomm – vulgo dadamax
Johannes Theodor Baargeld [pseudonym for Alfred Emanuel Ferdinand Gruenwald] was born on October 9, 1892, in Stettin (then Germany). He grew up in Cologne. After finishing gymnasium, Baargeld studied law and economics at Oxford from 1912 to 1913 and continued at the university in Bonn. With the outbreak of war in 1914, Baargeld enlisted and served as a reserve lieutenant from 1914 to 1917. In 1917 he started to write lyrical and political texts for Pfemfert’s journal Die Aktion. In 1918 Baargeld joined the Independent Socialist Party of Germany (USPD)…


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