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Jean Arp (1886-1966), Sculptor, painter, collagist, printmaker and poet

Sitter in 7 portraits
Hans Arp, later known as Jean, trained in his native Strasbourg before studying at the Académie Julian in Paris. He collaborated in Dada activities with Max Ernst in Cologne and participated in the first surrealist exhibition (1925). In the late 1920s Arp developed his best-known work, the sculptures 'in the round' and continued his experiments with abstract forms making his first papiers déchirés (torn papers) and writing poetry.

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Jean Arp

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
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Jean Arp

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
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Jean Arp

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
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Jean Arp

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
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Jean Arp

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
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Jean Arp; unknown man

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
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Jean Arp

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960
NPG x132965