Hans Richter

Actor
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Hans Richter was a German painter, graphic artist, avant-gardist, film-experimenter and producer. He was born in Berlin into a well-to-do family and died in Minusio, near Locarno, Switzerland. Richter's first contacts with modern art were in 1912 through the "Blaue Reiter" and in 1913 through the "Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon (de)" gallery "Der Sturm", in Berlin. read more

Hans Richter was a German painter, graphic artist, avant-gardist, film-experimenter and producer. He was born in Berlin into a well-to-do family and died in Minusio, near Locarno, Switzerland. Richter's first contacts with modern art were in 1912 through the "Blaue Reiter" and in 1913 through the "Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon (de)" gallery "Der Sturm", in Berlin. In 1914 he was influenced by cubism. He contributed to the periodical Die Aktion in Berlin. His first exhibition was in Munich in 1916, and Die Aktion published as a special edition about him. In the same year he was wounded and discharged from the army and went to Zürich and joined the Dada movement. Richter believed that the artist's duty was to be actively political, opposing war and supporting the revolution. His first abstract works were made in 1917. In 1918, he befriended Viking Eggeling, and the two experimented together with film. Richter was co-founder, in 1919, of the Association of Revolutionary Artists ("Artistes Radicaux") at Zürich. In the same year he created his first Prélude (an orchestration of a theme developed in eleven drawings). In 1920 he was a member of the November group in Berlin and contributed to the Dutch periodical De Stijl. Throughout his career, he claimed that his 1921 film, Rhythmus 21, was the first abstract film ever created. This claim is not true: he was preceded by the Italian Futurists Bruno Corra and Arnaldo Ginna between 1911 and 1912 (as they report in the Futurist Manifesto of Cinema), as well as by fellow German artist Walter Ruttmann who produced Lichtspiel Opus 1 in 1920. Nevertheless, Richter's film Rhythmus 21 is considered an important early abstract film. From 1923 to 1926, Richter edited, together with Werner Gräff and Mies van der Rohe, the periodical G. Material zur elementaren Gestaltung. Richter wrote of his own attitude toward film: "I conceive of the film as a modern art form particularly interesting to the sense of sight. Painting has its own peculiar problems and specific sensations, and so has the film. But there are also problems in which the dividing line is obliterated, or where the two infringe upon each other. More especially, the cinema can fulfill certain promises made by the ancient arts, in the realization of which painting and film become close neighbors and work together." Richter moved from Switzerland to the United States in 1940 and became an American citizen. He taught in the Institute of Film Techniques at the City College of New York. While living in New York City, Richter directed two feature films, Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947) and 8 x 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements (1957) in collaboration with Max Ernst, Jean Cocteau, Paul Bowles, Fernand Léger, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and others, which was partially filmed on the lawn of his summer house in Southbury, Connecticut. Richter was also the author of a first-hand account of the Dada movement titled Dada: Art and Anti-Art. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Born

Sunday, 12 January 1919

Died

Sunday, 05 October 2008

Actor Filmography

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film Self - Filmmaker / Himself (archive footage) 2011
Special Section Le général Otto von Stülpnagel, le gouverneur militaire de Paris / Le général Otto von Stülpnagel 1975
Die Feuerzangenbowle Dr. Brett / Dr.Brett 1970
Glorious Times in the Spessart Toni 1967
The Black Cobra Inspektor Knecht 1963
Unsere tollen Nichten Dr. Heribert Wippel 1963
Sing, aber spiel nicht mit mir Gag-Man Klaus Fuchs / Komiker 1963
His Best Friend Max 1962
Dance with Me Into the Morning Detektiv / Privatdetektiv 1962
Geliebte Hochstaplerin Steward Pfister / Steward 1961
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Actor Filmography

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film Self - Filmmaker / Himself (archive footage) 2011
Special Section Le général Otto von Stülpnagel, le gouverneur militaire de Paris / Le général Otto von Stülpnagel 1975
Die Feuerzangenbowle Dr. Brett / Dr.Brett 1970
Glorious Times in the Spessart Toni 1967
The Black Cobra Inspektor Knecht 1963
Unsere tollen Nichten Dr. Heribert Wippel 1963
Sing, aber spiel nicht mit mir Gag-Man Klaus Fuchs / Komiker 1963
His Best Friend Max 1962
Dance with Me Into the Morning Detektiv / Privatdetektiv 1962
Geliebte Hochstaplerin Steward Pfister / Steward 1961
Davon träumen alle Mädchen Referent Mayer 1961
Ach Egon! Behnke 1961
The Haunted Castle Jockel 1960
Wenn die Heide blüht Musician Peter / Peter 1960
The Young Sinner Müller 1960
The Blue Moth Regisseur Olten 1959
The Muzzle Maler Ali 1958
Wenn die Bombe platzt Schnecke 1958
Das Herz von St. Pauli Moses / Moses, Kellner bei Jonny 1957
Zum blauen Bock Self - Performer 1957
Zwei Herzen voller Seligkeit Franz, Chauffeur / Franz 1957
Die spanische Fliege Dr. Gerlach 1955
König der Manege Heinz 1954
Rote Rosen, rote Lippen, roter Wein Alfred Berg 1953
1. April 2000 Reporter 1952
Knall und Fall als Hochstapler Knall 1952
In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus Hermann Busch 1952
The Heath Is Green Hannes 1951
Johannes und die 13 Schönheitsköniginnen Johannes Klettke, genannt Jonny 1951
Schön muß man sein Walter Schippe 1951
Auf der Alm, da gibt's ka Sünd' Paul Wittke, Fotoreporter 1950
The Black Forest Girl Theo Patzke 1950
Um eine Nasenlänge Sperling, Rennbahnbesucher / Sperling 1949
Kätchen für alles Herbert John 1949
Diese Nacht vergess ich nie Dick Jaefferson 1949
Die letzte Nacht Willem, Ordonnanz 1949
The Punch Bowl Rosen 1944
Die Gattin 1943
Der kleine Grenzverkehr Detlef 1943
Unser Fräulein Doktor Heinz Müller, Primaner 1940
Herz - modern möbliert Regissør 1940
The Fox of Glenarvon Robin Cavendish 1940
Ein hoffnungsloser Fall Student 1939
Die Nacht der Entscheidung Pedro 1938
Two Merry Adventurers A clever boy from Berlin 1937
Das Hofkonzert Gefreiter der Grenzwache Veit / Gefreiter Veit 1936
The Girl Irene Philip 1936
Women's Paradise Fritz, Laufbursche 1936
A Hoax Manz, Liftboy 'Hotel Kronprinz' 1936
Traumulus Graf Franz von Mettke, Gymnasiast / Primaner Franz Graf von Mettke 1936
A Regular Fellow Otto, ein Lehrling 1935
Knockout - Ein junges Mädchen, ein junger Mann Josef, Hilfsbeleuchter / Josef 1935
Peter Hobby, apprentice 1934
Die englische Heirat Tuck Mavis / Tuck Mavis, ihr jüngster Enkel 1934
Frühjahrsparade Fritzi / Lehrling Fritzi 1934
Three Bluejackets and a Blonde Fritz, Ilses Bruder / Fritz 1933
Our Flags Lead Us Forward Franz 1933
Love Must Be Understood Hotel-Page 1933
The Burning Secret Fritz, Page 1933
The Blue from the Sky Tommy 1932
Emil and the Detectives Fliegender Hirsch 1931
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