Jean Arp


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Jean Arp / Hans Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French, or Alsatian, sculptor, painter, poet and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper.

When Arp spoke in German he referred to himself as "Hans", and when he spoke in French he referred to himself as "Jean". Many people believe that he was born Hans and later changed his name ... more »

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  • ''Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.''
    Jean Arp (1887-1948), French artist, poet. repr. In On My Way, ed. Robert Motherwell (1948). "Art is a Fruit," vol. 22, Cahiers d'Art (1947).
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