Sophie (Arp) Taeuber
(1889 - 1943)
Sophie (Arp) Taeuber was active/lived in Switzerland, France. Sophie Taeuber is known for abstract design painting, Dada activist, weaving, textile and stage-set design.
Biography Sophie (Arp) Taeuber
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Born 1889 Davos, Switzerland
Died 1943 Zurich, Switzerland
Sophie Henriette Gertrud Taeuber was born to a German father and Swiss mother and later became one of the only Swiss participants in Zurich Dada activities. Beginning in 1906, she studied decorative painting, drawing, and design at the School of Applied Arts of Saint Gall. She went to Munich in the fall of 1910, where she studied in the textile workshop of an experimental studio directed by Wilhelm von Debschitz. After a year at the School of Applied Arts in Hamburg, she returned again to Debschitz' studio until she moved to Zurich, where her sister had an apartment.
In the fall of 1915 Taeuber met Hans Arp, an Alsatian artist and poet who would l
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