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Hugo Ball

Hugo Ball was a German author and poet, born 1886 in Pirmasens (Germany), died 1927 in Sant’Abbondio (Switzerland). Ball was one of the leading artists in the dadaistic movement, or Dada. Some of his major works are the poem "Karawane," a collection of poems 7 schizophrene Sonette, the drama Die Nase des Michelangelo and a biography of Hermann Hesse.

As co-founder of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zürich he lead the Dada Zürich movement and coined the word Dada, which he allegedly took from a dictionary. He was married to Emmy Hennings, another member of Dada Zürich.

related artists:

Richard Huelsenbeck Tristan Tzara Hans Arp Emmy Hennings Walter Serner