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ID: 500313817
 
Record Type: Person
Ball, Hugo (German writer and performer, 1886-1927)

Note: Writer, actor, dramatist, and critic; an early critical biographer of German novelist Hermann Hesse. Ball studied sociology and philosophy at the Universities of Munich and Heidelberg (1906–07) and went to Berlin (1910) to become a theatrical producer and an actor. A pacifist, he left Germany for Switzerland with during World War I and in Zürich established the Cabaret Voltaire with Emmy Hennings, whom he later married. The Cabaret Voltaire was a performance space and public platform for the Dada movement, of which Ball was a founder. They were joined by Huelsenbeck, Hans Arp, Marcel Janco and Tristan Tzara. Ball broke with the Dadaists in 1917.

Names:
Ball, Hugo (preferred,U,index,LC)
Hugo Ball (U,display)

Nationalities:
German (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
performing artist
painter
writer
critic

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Pirmasens (Rheinhessen-Pfalz, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  Switzerland (Europe) (nation)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Arp, Hans  
................................  (French sculptor, painter, and collagist, 1886-1966) [500031000]
collaborated with ....  Huelsenbeck, Richard  
................................  (German painter, writer, and physician, 1892-1974) [500110173]
collaborated with ....  Janco, Marcel  
................................  (Romanian painter and architect, 1895-1984, active in Israel) [500029855]
collaborated with ....  Tzara, Tristan  
................................  (Romanian poet and performance artist, 1896-1963, active in France) [500175780]
spouse of ....  Hennings, Emmy  
................  (German sculptor, actress, and poet, 1885-1948) [500069330]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Ball, Hugo (I,U)

Biographies:
(German writer and performer, 1886-1927) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(German artist, 1886-1927) ..... [ARTstor]
(German writer, 1886-1927) ..... [Grove Art]

Sources and Contributors:
Ball, Hugo ........ [ARTstor Preferred, GRISC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP]
......................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006)
......................  Graeber, For Children, New York Times (1997)
......................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 890164
......................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
......................  Grove Art Online (2008-) accessed 5 February 2013
Hugo Ball ........ [ARTstor, GRISC, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [ARTstor, GRISC, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006)
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2008-) accessed 5 February 2013
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 6 December 2013
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-) accessed 6 December 2013
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