Artist of the moment……..Sophie Taeuber-Arp

 

 

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a fantastic abstract painter born in Davos, Switzerland in the year 1889. Taeuber enjoyed the arts and was a painter, sculptor, and dancer. Sophie Taeuber-Arp is associated with geometric abstraction and also constructivism.

Her father was a pharmacist and died when the artist was only 2 years old. Her mother relocated the family.

Taeuber-Arp would attend various art schools and artist colonies in Germany and Switzerland.

She married the DADA married the artist Jean Arp.

Taeuber-Arp was a teacher of textile arts at the collegiate level.

The artist also penned a book on textile design. In the latter 1920s the couple would move to France and get French citizenship.  In 1940 the couple would move from Paris to the south of France to avoid the Nazis.

In 1943 she was visiting Switzerland  when she was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.

In this clip a great montage of works by Sophie Taueber- Arp:

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $250,000.

If you enjoy geometric abstraction be sure and check out my post on Shirley Jaffe.

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1 Comment »

  1. nannus Said:

    In the Arp-Museum Rolandseck (see http://www.arpmuseum.org/index.html) there is a painting of her with geometric lines on a background with intersting textures, from a time when not many artists had discovered the potential of textures for abstract art yet. It is geometric abstraction, but not only. Her early death is really tragic, she had a great potential.


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