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Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp, one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century, developed her own personal style in painting, sculpture, textiles, architecture and interior design. Her clear, non-figurative works focus on the total harmony of form and colour, rhythm and balance and consistently reflect the spirit of Concrete Art. Taeuber-Arp, who showed her work in a great number of exhibitions, was a member of international art associations as well as a teacher of textile design. She also performed as a dancer, and is the only woman to be represented on a Swiss banknote: the 50-franc note.

1889 born in Davos/Switzerland
1908–1913 studies at the Kunstgewerbeschule in St. Gallen, atelier for experimental art of Wilhelm von Debschitz in Munich and Kunstgewerbeschule, Hamburg
1916–1929 lectureship, Kunstgewerbeschule, Zürich
1922 marriage with Hans Arp
1930 member of „Cercle et Carré“ and „Abstraction-Création“ (1931–1936)
1940 escape to Grasse/southern France with Hans Arp
1943 died in Zurich

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Program series