Jean (Hans) Arp was an influential abstract artist and founder of the Dada movement. Arp referred to himself as Hans in German and Jean in French.
1. Soleil Recercle. Woodcut. 1966. 12 x 9 2/5 in.
2. Untitled Paroles Peinte. 1965. Etching on Johannot paper.
Arp studied in Strasbourg band in Weimar Germany before moving to Paris to study at the Académie Julian. In 1915 Arp moved to Switzerland where he helped to found the Dada movement in Zurich. Arp is known for his collages that used a variety of materials including papers and fabrics. Arp’s composition often depicted biomorphic forms and the abstracted human figure.
3. Composition jaune, noir et rouge. 1966. Wood engraving. 21 x 1/10 x 16 9/10 in.
4. Poisson (Fish). Woodcut. Published by Yale University. 8 x 5 9/10 in.
5. Untitled. 1922. Color Screenprint. 13 ½ x 12 4/5 in. Yale University.
During the 1960s Arp produced a number of prints, using the same aesthetic seen in his relief sculptures and collages. Arp’s published prints include etchings, woodcuts, wood engravings and screenprints. Institutions in Europe and in the United States published Arp’s printed editions. Many graphic works by Arp can be found for sale through galleries and auctions around the world.