Jean Arp

Jean Arp

Strasbourg, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Death 7 Jun 1966 (aged 78)
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Burial Locarno, Distretto di Locarno, Ticino, Switzerland
Memorial ID 16485266 · View Source
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Artist, Poet. Born in Strasbourg, France, he began his career as a poet, before he developed a succesful work on sculpture and painting (but never abandoing writing poetry). He was a founding member of the Dada movement, becoming one of the most respected abstract artists of his time. In 1950, he executed a relief for the Harvard University Graduate Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and also a mural at the UNESCO building in Paris. In 1954, Arp won the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale. Among his many works "Cloud Shepherd," "Before my Birth," "Human Concretion," "En songe" and "Rising Up." Married to artist Sophie Taeuber, he died in Basel, Switzerland in 1966.

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