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Steinitz believed in collaboration among artists and enjoyed the social
interaction such collaboration presented.
The Steinitz Family Guestbook chronicles much of the Dada artistic
movement of Hanover, Germany during the 1920’s and early 1930’s before
it was dispersed by the ravages of the Nazi movement. These images document Kate Steinitz’s ability to
gather around her some of the most creative people of her era.
Taken as a whole it is a work of collaboration.
Artists such as Kurt Schwitters, Theo Van Doesburg, Lazlo
Moholy-Nagy, and El Lissitsky, and scores of others signed, doodled,
composed, created poetry and works of art that can be found within its
LISTING OF A FEW OF THE NOTABLE PERSONS WHO ARE REGISTERED IN
THE GUESTBOOK DURING THE 1920s
of the following descriptions are by Kate Steinitz herself from her book,
“Kurt Schwitters, a Portrait from Life”, University of California Press,
of the images are reproduced from
the publication of the Guestbook by Galerie Gmurzynska, 1977.