Hans Richter (1888-1976) was a German painter, graphic artist, avant-gardist, film-experimenter and producer. He was responsible for pioneering several major areas of twentieth-century art, emerging as a key component in the Dada movement. His work had a major influence on American art following World War II.
His early style is Expressionist and shows the influence of Kandinsky and Hans Arp. He emerged as part of the Constructivist Movement and further developed as an Abstract and Dada artist after he moved to the United States.