Raoul Hausmann was born in Vienna on the 12th of July in 1886 and died on the 01st of February, 1971. Hausmann was an author, a sculpture and a painter. Raoul was one of the initiators of the Berlin dada movement. Raoul Hausmann was known as Dada-sopher. He became the writer of many dada publications. He was the editor of the journal of Der Dada in Berlin. He was also the writer of the dreamy lyrics. He dealt with photo-montage as well. These all his qualities and attributes helped influence intensely on the European Avant-Garde based on the outcome of the World War I.
When Raoul was 14, he along with his parents went to Berlin from Vienna in 1901. He learnt the art from his father. His father was a professional curator of arts in a museum or art gallery; he was a painter as well. He got together with Johannes Baader. Johannes was an unconventional architect and the future member of Dada and it was in 1905. During this period, he also met Elfride Schaeffer. Schaeffer was a violin player. Raoul married Schaeffer as their daughter was born. She was named as Vera. During the same time, Hausmann registered himself at a private Art School in Berlin and he remained at the same place until 1911 arrived.
The paintings that introduce the emotion as well as a sort of art painting were seen by Hausmann at the gallery Der Strum of Walden in 1912. Thus, he started preparing the expressionist paintings in the studio of Erich Heckel. He turned out to be a staff for the magazine of Walden and it was also known as Der Strum. It was a platform for him to produce his earliest writings against the art organization. His writings were based on passionate arguments.
He kept touch with his expressionist co-workers and he primarily greeted the war. He had a belief that the war would be necessary to cleanse the calcified society. However, he was an Austrian citizen and he used to live in Germany and he had to pay for that. Hausmann called on Hannah Hoch in 1915. This meeting brought an extramarital affair; the relationship was productive in sense of artistic purpose; however, it was unstable bond lasting up to 1922. Around 1916, Raoul Hausmann got together two more people. They became the influences on his careers in the next stages. One of them was psychoanalyst, Otto Gross and Gross believed in method of understanding mental life would be the preparation of revolution. He also met revolutionary, writer Franz Jung.
The artistic circle of Raoul Hausmann became enriched with the inclusion of Salomo Friedlander, Hans Richter, Emmy Hennings and members of Die Aktion magazine. The idea of destruction could be considered a performance of creation and it was the point of departing of Dadasophy of Hausmann. Richard Huelsenbeck was twenty-four year old and he was a student of Medical. He was a close friend of Hugo Ball and one of the originators of Zurich Dada. Richard returned to Berlin in 1917. Hausmann was one of the members of the group of the young disaffected artists. This group started forming the hub of Berlin Dada.
The interest of Dada was renewed in American in 1950s. The attention started growing; Hausmann began to communicate with the prominent American artists. He discussed Dada and its contemporary significance.