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 Jean (Hans) Arp  (1886/87 - 1966)

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Lived/Active: France/Switzerland      Known for: abstract sculpture, installation, painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Jean (Hans) Arp
1886/87 (Strasbourg, Alsace Lorraine, France)
1966 (Basel, Switzerland)


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abstract sculpture, installation, painting

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Jean Arp was a painter, a poet and sculptor. He was born on September 16, 1886 in Strasbourg, which is in the area known as Alsace-Lorraine, near the boundary of Germany and France.  His art retained a feeling for life on the border.  He balanced a Gallic playfulness with a romantic mysticism that is essentially German.  (He wrote in both languages).  He longed to escape from the conventional borders of modern life, into a community of the s (showing 500 of 11866 characters).

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