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Jean Arp Art

French, 1866-1966

Jean Arp was born Hans Arp on September 16, 1886, in Strasbourg. In 1904, after leaving the École des Arts et Métiers, Strasbourg, he visited Paris and published his poetry for the first time. From 1905–07, Arp studied at the Kunstschule, Weimar and in 1908 went to Paris, where he attended the Académie Julian. In 1909, he moved to Switzerland and in 1911 was a founder of the Moderner Bund group there. The following year, he met Robert and Sonia Delaunay in Paris and Wassily Kandinsky in Munich. 

Arp participated in the Erste Deutsche Herbstsalon in 1913 at the gallery Der Sturm, Berlin. After returning to Paris in 1914, he became acquainted with Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso. In 1915, he moved to Zurich, where he executed collages and tapestries, often in collaboration with his future wife Sophie Taeuber (who became known as Sophie Taeuber-Arp after they married in 1922). 

In 1916, Hugo Ball opened the Cabaret Voltaire, which was to become the center of Dada activities in Zurich for a group that included Arp, Marcel Janco, Tristan Tzara, and others. Arp continued his involvement with Dada after moving to Cologne in 1919. In 1922, he participated in the Kongress der Konstruktivisten in Weimar and the Exposition Internationale Dada at Galerie Montaigne in Paris. Soon thereafter, he began contributing to magazines such as Merz, Mécano, De Stijl and later, to La Révolution surréaliste.

Arp’s work appeared in the first exhibition of the Surrealist group at the Galerie Pierre, Paris in 1925. In 1926, he settled in Meudon, France. In 1931, Arp was associated with the Paris based group Abstraction-Création and the periodical transition. Throughout the 1930s and until the end of his life, he continued to write and publish poetry and essays. In 1942, he fled Meudon for Zurich after which he was to make Meudon his primary residence again in 1946. The artist visited New York in 1949 on the occasion of his solo show at Curt Valentin’s Buchholz Gallery. In 1950, he was invited to execute a relief for the Harvard Graduate Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1954, Arp received the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale. A retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1958, followed by another at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris in 1962. Arp died on June 7, 1966, in Basel.

(Biography provided by Galerie Philia Fine Art)
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Untitled, Jean Arp, Collage on paper, Abstract, 1960's, Unique, Decorative art
By Jean Arp
Located in Geneva, CH
Untitled, Jean Arp, Collage on paper, Abstract, 1960's, Unique, Decorative art Sans titre (maquette pour affiche Moderna Museet) circa 1962 Collage on paper 66 x 50 cm Signed lower ...
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1960s Surrealist Jean Arp Art

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ARP, Jean. Sphere de sable ( RARE LIMITED EDITION), No. 13 of 20 copies .
By Jean Arp
Located in New York, NY
ARP, Jean, poems by Georges HUGNET. Paris; Robert-J. Godet 193. Collection "Pour mes amis" With 35 illustrations integrated with the text (2 full-page), by J. Arp. Small 8vo, [...
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1940s Modern Jean Arp Art

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French Form Forme Francaise - Signed Pencil Drawing Abstract French German
By Jean Arp
Located in London, GB
JEAN [HANS] ARP 1886 –1966 Strasbourg, France 1886–1966 Basel, Switzerland (German/French) Title: French Form Forme Francaise, 1959 Technique: Hand Signed Pencil Drawing on Wove P...
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1950s Abstract Geometric Jean Arp Art

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Jean Arp-Galerie Denise Rene-30" x 22.5"-Serigraph-1962-Surrealism-Black, Orange
By Jean Arp
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A special edition exhibition poster for Arp at Denise Rene Gallery, Paris 1962-1963, unknown printer, serigraph, edition of 300, published by Denise Rene Gallery. Printed on very he...
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20th Century Jean Arp Art

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Jean Arp - Original Etching
By Jean Arp
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Arp - Original Etching 1954 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Surrealist Jean Arp Art

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Etching

Jean Arp - Original Etching
By Jean Arp
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Arp - Original Etching 1954 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Surrealist Jean Arp Art

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Jean Arp - Original Lithograph
By Jean Arp
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Arp - Original Lithograph 1951 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art revue XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Surrealist Jean Arp Art

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Jean Arp - Original Lithograph
By Jean Arp
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Arp - Original Lithograph 1962 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1960s Surrealist Jean Arp Art

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Lithograph

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