|SCULPTOR, PAINTER, WRITER, POET (GERMANY)|
BORN 16 Sep 1887, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin - DIED 7 Jun 1966, Basel|
GRAVE LOCATION Locarno, Ticino: Cimitero di Santa Maria in Selva, Via Valle Maggia
Hans Arp was born in Alsace and educated at Strasbourg, Weimar and Paris. In 1912 he went to Munich, met Kandinsky and became a member of the Blaue Reiter group. In 1913 he was involved with the expressionist publication 'Der Sturm'. At Zürich he was one of the founders of the Cabaret Voltaire and also a member of the local Dada movement. He married the artist Sophie Taeuber in 1921. In 1926 he went to live at Meudon and from then on he worked mainly as a sculptor. He stated that his sculptures were 'concrete' and not 'abstract'.
Arp left France because of the germans in 1942 and in 1943 his wife died in Zürich. After the war he returned to Meudon. In 1949 and 1950 he visited the USA. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City held a retrospective of his work in 1958 and the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris did the same in 1962. In 1959 he married his companion, the collector Marguerite Hagenbach (1902-1994).
Wife: Taeuber-Arp, Sophie (1922-1943)
has a connection with Ernst, Max
was a friend of Goll-Aischmann, Clara
cooperated with Hennings, Emmy
knew Hepworth, Barbara
visited Rosenbaum, Wladimir
Benz, Wolfgang/Hermann, Biographisches Lexicon zur Weimarer Republik, Beck, München, 1988
Jean Arp - Wikipedia