Kurt’s Early Life
Kurt Schwitters was born in Hanover in 1887, the only child of wealthy middle class parents. He was a talented artist from a young age and his family supported him in his studies in Hanover and Dresden. His career as an artist flourished and he became an early post-impressionist.
Kurt married Helma Fischer in 1915. The couple’s first son, Gerd, was born a year later, but tragically died within a week. Their second son, Ernst, was born soon after.