Jean Arp (Jean Arp)

Jean Arp

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. (bio by: JosĂ© L BernabĂ© Tronchoni)

Born

  • September, 16, 1887

Died

  • June, 06, 1966

Cemetery

  • Cimitero di Locarno
  • Ticino
  • Switzerland

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