Hans Arp  (French, 1886-1966) 

Hans Arp (French/German, 1886–1966)—also Jean Arp—was a sculptor, painter, and poet. Born in Strasbourg, he studied in his youth at the École des Arts et Métiers. From 1905 until 1907, Arp studied at the Kunstschule in Weimar. He lived in many different European cities throughout the 1910s, including Munich, Paris, and Zurich. Arp befriended many fellow artists, including Robert and Sonia Delaunay (French, 1885–1941; Ukrainian, 1885–1979), Wasily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866–1944), Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884–1920), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). In 1915, Arp moved to Zurich and began creating tapestries and collages, frequently collaborating with Sophie Taeuber (Swiss, 1889–1943), who would eventually become his wife. He is considered one of the founding members of the Dada movement, with which he continued to participate even after he moved to Cologne in 1919. Arp contributed to a variety of artistic publications, including De Stijl and La Révolution Surréaliste. His artwork appeared in the first Surrealist group exhibition at the Galerie Pierre in Paris in 1925. Additionally, Arp continued to publish poetry and essays throughout his life. In 1954, he was awarded the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale. Retrospectives of Arp's work have been held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.

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Hans Arp, Derrière le Mirroir


Hans Arp
Derrière le Mirroir

Galerie Klaus Lea
Hans Arp, On my way


Hans Arp
On my way

Galerie Klaus Lea
Hans Arp, Nabel in einem Kreis


Hans Arp
Nabel in einem Kreis

Galerie Ziegler SA
Hans Arp, Trois Formes


Hans Arp
Trois Formes

Hans Arp, Vase. Composition pour Jean Bélias


Hans Arp
Vase. Composition pour Jean Bélias
circa 1958

F.G. Conzen
Hans Arp, Mediterrane Skulptur II/Sculpture Méditerranéenne II


Hans Arp
Mediterrane Skulptur II/Sculpture Méditerranéenne II

Galerie Haas AG Zürich
Hans Arp, L’ami du petit doigt


Hans Arp
L’ami du petit doigt
circa 1963

Manuel Barbie
Hans Arp, Dream Flower


Hans Arp
Dream Flower

Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Hans Arp, Snake Bread (Nid de serpent)


Hans Arp
Snake Bread (Nid de serpent)

Adler & Conkright Fine Art / Rachel E. Adler Art Advisory
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Hans Arp, Composition de formes


Hans Arp
Composition de formes, 1950
collage and cardboard on paper


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Hans Arp, Constellation


Hans Arp
Constellation, 1965
color woodcut


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Hans Arp, Composition rouge et noire


Hans Arp
Composition rouge et noire
color silkscreen


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1887   Born: Strasbourg, France (September 16)
1904   Ecole des Arts et Métiers
1905 - 1907   Kunstschule, Weimar
1908   Académie Julian
1951   Arp received the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Vienice Biennale
1966   Died: Basel (June 7)
1986   Skulpturen Reliefs, Collagen, Zeichnungen, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich (solo)
1970   Lithographien, Holzschnitte, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich (solo)
1963   Tapisserien, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich
1962   Sculptures, Dessins, Collages, Gravures, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich (solo)
1958   Retrospective. Museum of Modern Art, NY
Retrospective. Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris
1949   Curt Valentin's Buchholz Gallery, New York (solo)
1925   Galerie Pierre, Paris
1922   Kongress der Konstruktivisten, Weimar
Exposition Internationale Dada at Galerie Montaigne in Paris.