The Artist Birthday Series

Jean Arp

Jean Arp: multigenre artist

Hi there. We are on vacation from September 5th, until September 19, 2016. But the Artist Birthday Series continues! Albeit, much shorter. :)

Thank you so much for your continued interest in this project. When we return from our magical, mystery excursion...I'm sure there will ever-so-interesting be stories to be told. 

Wishing all the best of everything beautiful, delicious, and good-smelling to you. 

~ TMLipp

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Jean Arp (or the name he used in German, Hans Arp) (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French sculptor, painter, poet, and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper. He was also the husband of the artist, painter, sculptor, textile designer, and dancer, Sophie Tauber-Arp.

Sophie Tauber Arp (left) and Jean Arp
Sophie Tauber Arp (left) and Jean Arp

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Arp was a founding member of the Dada movement in Zürich in 1916. In 1920, as Hans Arp, along with Max Ernst and the social activist Alfred Grünwald, he set up the Cologne Dada group. However, in 1925, his work also appeared in the first exhibition of the surrealist group at the Galérie Pierre in Paris.

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This introduction to Jean Arp is edited from the full article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Arp


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