Jean Arp

1886-1966

German-French sculptor, painter and poet Jean Arp was born in Strasbourg in 1886. After attending the École des Arts et Métiers, he moved to Paris to focus more on poetry, before returning to art. He was considered somewhat of a ‘one-man movement’ and one of those most versatile artists of his era, using any materials available to him to create pieces of art. Amongst the materials Arp chose to use were bronze, stone, plaster and paper.