Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Swiss, January 19, 1889 - January 13, 1943
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
von Bartha at Art Basel 2018,
von Bartha
Galerie Knoell, Basel
An Open Mind,
Maddox Arts

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a painter, sculptor, designer, and active member in the Zurich and Paris Dada movements and a multitude of other avant-garde art circles. She also danced and famously designed sets for Dada performances. Taeuber-Arp’s training in textile design came to inform her abstract paintings, which also bore the influence of Cubism. Some of her most iconic work is recognized for its austere geometric motifs, minimal aesthetic, and expression of her belief in the expressive power of form, line, and palette. She also produced more figural work in the mid-1930s, including a series of polychrome wooden heads and reliefs. Taeuber-Arp was married to Jean Arp, with whom she often collaborated.