Jean Arp | the artist




The artist Jean Arp
Born Sept 16 1887, Strassbourg,, France.
Died June 7 1966 Solduno, Switzerland.

Style and technique of the artist: de Stijl, Concrete Art, Surrealism, Writing, Organic Abstraction, Sculpture Objects, Dada, Documenta Kassel,

Sculptor, painter and poet Jean Arp (1886-1966) is one of the most important pioneers of twentieth-century nonfigurative art. A founder member of the Dada group, he was also associated with Surrealism and with Concrete Art and Minimalism.

Rare silkscreen print of Arp


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4 Works in the TATE collection
Jean Arp was born Hans Arp on September 16, 1886, in Strasbourg. In 1904, after leaving the Ecole des Arts et Métiers, Strasbourg, he visited Paris and published his poetry for the first time. From 1905 to 1907, Arp studied at the Kunstschule, Weimar, and in 1908 went to Paris, where he attended the Académie Julian…
MOMA collection
Co-founder of the Zürich DaDa movement in 1916. Illustrated Tristan Tzara’s "25 Poems" and Huelsenbeck’s "Fantastic Prayers," the latter with woodcuts which he called "Studies in Symmetry." In his reminiscenes, "Dadaland," Arp writes, "I met Tzara and Serner at the ‘Odeon’ and the ‘Café Terasse’ in Zürich, where we were writing a cycle of poems called ‘Hyperbole of the Crocodile-Hairdresser and the Walking-Stick.’ This kind of poem was later called ‘Automatic Poetry.’" In 1917 he created his first abstract wooden reliefs. Exhibited at the first Zürich DaDa exhibition…
Arp Museum


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