The Museum of Avant-garde

Christian Schad

Germany (1894—1982)
After his initial inclination towards Expressionism, Schad found shelter in Zürich during WWI. Here he met Arp, Ball and Tzara and joined the Dada movement. He worked on woodcuts and collaborated with the magazine Sirius. In 1917 he moved to Geneva and created his Schadographs – photograms with light sensitive photo plates. He lived in Rome, Naples, Vienna and Berlin, capturing life, people and culture of the cities. He became one of the leading exponents of New Objectivity.