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Sophie Taeuber




 


 

Sophie Taeuber

Born 19 January 1889 in Davos, Switzerland. Attended the School of Applied Arts in St. Gallen from 1908 to 1910, then transferred to Wilhelm von Debschitz's Teaching and Experimental Studio for Applied and Liberal Arts in München. Broke off her studies there in 1912 to take up an apprenticeship at the School of Applied Arts in Hamburg. Became a member of the Swiss Werkbund in 1915. Taught textile design at the School of Applied Arts in Zürich from 1916-1929. Also started an independent artistic career in 1916, which leads her to contacts with the Dadaists in Zürich. Married Hans Arp in 1921. In 1926, she receives the assignment to design the interior of the Café Aubette in Strasburg - a task she eventually shares with Hans Arp and Theo van Doesburg. Of her art, she is best known for paintings, graphic designs and drafts in abstract, geometrical forms. Moved to Meudon with Hans Arp in 1926, but is forced to flee to southern France (due to German advances) in 1940. Died in Zürich, 13 January 1943.

 

 

 


Self-portrait with Dada-Kopf ("Dada Head")
1926


 


O. T.(Croisement de droites, plans)

1942


 


Composition Dada
1920


 


Dada-Kopf (Portrait of Hans Arp)
1918


 


Tete Dada
1920


 


Dada Head
1920


 


Head


 


Military Guards (Die Wachen)
1918
Marionette for the play The King Stag (Konig Hirsch) by Carlo Gozzi, 1762


 


Echelonnement desaxe
1934


 


Relief rectangulaire


 


Untitled
 


Draft for the tearoom on the ground floor of the Cafe Aubette
1926


 


Vertical and horizontal composition
1928


 


Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber
Untitled (Duo-Collage)
1918


 


Composition a grandes et petites formes
1934


 


Composition verticale-horizontale
1927

 

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