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Kurt Schwitters exhibition opens at Tate Britain
2:28pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
AN exhibition celebrating the work of Kurt Schwitters has begun this week at London’s Tate Britain.
‘Schwitters in Britain’ focuses on the artist’s British period, from his arrival in the country as a German refugee in 1940 to his death in Kendal in 1948.
Schwitters was one of the major artists of European Modernism and was inspired by the rural Cumbrian landscape, incorporating natural objects into his work after moving to the Lake District in 1945.
His move to Cumbria also culminated in the creation of his last great sculpture, the Merz Barn in the Langdale Valley.
The exhibition will continue until May 12.