Hilde Goldschmidt and Kurt Schwitters

On now

This display focuses on the work of two German artists who came to the Lake District during the Second World War.

Hilde Goldschmidt was a successful Expressionist artist and Kurt Schwitters is today recognised as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Considered by many to be the first multimedia artist, working in paint, collage, poetry and installations, Schwitters was seen by the Nazi’s to be a ‘Degenerate’ artist.

Goldschmidt and Schwitters met in the Lake District and inspired each other to continue and grow their practice in Cumbria.


Caption: Kurt Schwitters, Portrait of a Fellow Internee Georg Heller, 1940-1


Further information
  • Open Mon-Sat 10.30am -4/5pm; open on Sundays from 22 July until 16 September
  • Admission: Adult £7 (without donation £6.35); Joint Gallery & Museum £9 (without donation £8.60); Friends, Patrons & Benefactors FREE; Young people up to the age of 16 and full-time students over 16 FREE; National Art Pass 50% Discount
  • Location :Abbot Hall, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL
  • For more information please call 015394 722464