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French, 20th century, male.

Born 16 September 1886, in Strasbourg; died 7 June 1966, in Basel.

Collage artist, engraver, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, poet.


Der Moderne Bund, Dadaist groups in Zurich and Cologne, Artistes Radicaux, Das Neue Leben, Paris Surrealist Group, Abstraction-Création.

Hans Arp joined the École des Arts et Métiers in Strasbourg in 1902, at the age of 16. In 1903 he began painting and contributed to a local magazine. In 1904 he made his first trip to Paris. From 1905 to 1907 he studied under Ludwig von Hoffmann at the fine arts academy in Weimar, where he attended modern art exhibitions. He returned to Strasbourg, which his family then left for Weggis, on the edge of the Lac des Quatre Cantons in Switzerland. Between 1908 and 1910 he made a second trip to Paris and worked for a time at the Académie Julian. In Weggis he completed his first Abstract compositions and learned the art of modelling. In 1911 he co-founded the group...


Swiss, 20th century, male.

Active in France then in the USA.

Born 20 July 1900, in Basel; died 2 January 1962, in Sugar Loaf (New York), committed suicide.

Painter, engraver, writer, illustrator.

Abstraction-Création group, Paris Surrealist group.

Kurt Seligmann studied under Buchner and Ammann at the fine arts academy in Geneva. He returned to Basel, remaining there until 1927 prior to spending three years (1927-1930) studying under André Lhote in Paris and at the fine arts academy in Florence. He travelled to Greece in the company of Le Corbusier....