Hans Arp (born 1886 in Strasbourg, died 1966 in Basel) was one of the most innovative and influential artists of the 20th century. With a playful hand and a multifaceted practice that included sculpture, relief, painting, collage and poetry, Arp, co-founder of the Zurich Dada
movement, juggled the dominant art currents of Cubism
, and Constructivism
, combining seemingly contradictory geometric and organic formal idioms with the artistic "-isms" of his epoch.
See also Agathe Mareuge: Petite éternité – L'œuvre poétique tardive de Jean Hans Arp