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Jean Hans Arp

 (1886/87 - 1966)
Jean (Hans) Arp was active/lived in France, Switzerland.  Jean Hans Arp is known for abstract sculpture, installation, painting.

Jean (Hans) Arp

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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 spirit.  He considered realistic art absurdly limited and egotistical.  In 1904 he studied at the School of Decorative Arts, Strasbourg; he took further training in Weimar.  In 1908 he traveled to Paris to enroll in the Academie Julian.  ...  Displaying 750 of 11866 characters.

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About  Jean (Hans) Arp

Born:  1886/87 - Strasbourg, Alsace Lorraine, France
Died:   1966 - Basel, Switzerland
Known for:  abstract sculpture, installation, painting