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Fritz Schwimbeck

Fritz Schwimbeck was a German-American artist known for his contributions to the modernist art movement. He was born in Munich, Germany and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. During World War I, he served in the German army and was later captured and held as a prisoner of war in France.

After the war, Schwimbeck moved to Berlin where he worked as an illustrator and graphic designer for various publications. He was also a member of the Novembergruppe, a group of artists and architects who sought to bring modernist ideas to Germany.

In 1933, Schwimbeck emigrated to the United States and settled in New York City. He continued to work as an artist, creating a diverse body of work that included painting, sculpture, and graphic design. He was known for his use of bold colors and geometric forms, which reflected his modernist influences.

During World War II, Schwimbeck served in the U.S. Army and worked as a cartographer. After the war, he returned to his art, exhibiting his work in galleries throughout the United States and Europe.

Today, Schwimbeck's work can be found in the collections of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Museum of Modern Art in Berlin. His legacy as a modernist artist continues to influence contemporary art movements.

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