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Arp, Hans (1886 - 1966), sculptor, painter, collagist, printmaker

Greta Stroeh

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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French sculptor, painter, collagist, printmaker and poet of German birth. The son of a German father and French Alsatian mother, he developed a cosmopolitan outlook from an early age and as a mature artist maintained close contact with the avant-garde throughout Europe. He was a pioneer of abstract art and one of the founders of Dada in Zurich, but he also participated actively in both Surrealism and Constructivism. While he prefigured junk

Keywords: Training and early work, to 1915; Dada period, 1916–20; Links with Surrealism and Constructivism, 1920s and 1930s; Sculpture, 1930s to the 1960s

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Subjects: Art

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