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Jean was a German-French artist who executed paintings and sculptures besides writing poetry and doing abstract works of art using waste paper. He was a founder-member of the Dada Movement in Zurich. Early in his career he was a surrealist but gave it up as he grew older. He wrote essays and poetry too. He was deeply interested in developing what he called the spontaneous creativity of the human subconscious mind. His collage work consisted of several pieces of paper glued at the place where they fell down on being tossed in the air. Eg. “Before my birth”. He executed reliefs in the Harvard University Graduate Center in Cambridge, MASS, and a mural in the UNESCO building in Paris. A large collection of his works are to be found at the Musee d’art moderne et contemporain of Strasbourg. His stone sculpture and crystalware works are kept at Kroller Muller Museum in Otterlo in Holland.

Arp Jean Paintings & Drawings - Art gallery

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Before my Birth./Avant ma naissance. 1914. Collage. 4 3/8 x 3 5/8". Private collection.
Before my Birth
Human Concretion. 1933. Stone. 22x31 7/8 x 21 1/4". Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Human Concretion
Human Concretion. 1935. Cast Stone. 49.5 x 47.6 x 64.7 cm. The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA
Human Concretion.
En songe. 1937. Bronze. 37 x 20 x 21 cm. Le Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, France.
En songe
Rising Up. c. 1962. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Rising Up.