Sophie Taeuber-Arp

1889 - 1943

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Sophie Henriette Gertrud Taeuber-Arp (; 19 January 1889 – 13 January 1943) was a Swiss artist, painter, sculptor, textile designer, furniture and interior designer, architect, and dancer. Born in 1889 in Davos and raised in Trogen, Switzerland, she attended a trade school in St. Gallen and, later, art schools in Germany, before moving back to Switzerland during the First World War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophie Taeuber-Arp has received more than 664,519 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Sophie Taeuber-Arp is the 515th most popular painter (up from 565th in 2019), the 135th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 144th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Swiss Painter.

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a Swiss artist who was known for her work in the fields of textile design, painting, and sculpture. She was also known for her work with surrealism.

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Among painters, Sophie Taeuber-Arp ranks 515 out of 2,023Before her are Clara Peeters, Giovanni Lanfranco, Carlo Levi, Otto Mueller, Antonis Mor, and Qi Baishi. After her are Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Lyonel Feininger, Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Théodore Chassériau, Arman, and Willem van Aelst.

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Among people born in 1889, Sophie Taeuber-Arp ranks 54Before her are Hannah Höch, Lyubov Popova, Frank Lentini, Erik Jan Hanussen, Vera Mukhina, and Stanislav Kosior. After her are Beno Gutenberg, Thomas Midgley Jr., Richard Glücks, Eberhard von Mackensen, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, and Zoltán Tildy. Among people deceased in 1943, Sophie Taeuber-Arp ranks 41Before her are Viktor Lutze, Lydia Litvyak, Luz Long, Nicholas J. Spykman, Pavel Milyukov, and Otto Jespersen. After her are Jane Avril, Vito Cascio Ferro, Abdelaziz of Morocco, Ugo Cavallero, Conrad Veidt, and Viktor Pavičić.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Sophie Taeuber-Arp ranks 135 out of 1,015Before her are Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg (1445), Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779), Heinrich Bullinger (1504), Mario Adorf (1930), Emil Abderhalden (1877), and Frank Martin (1890). After her are Marthe Keller (1945), Rodolphe Töpffer (1799), Jost Amman (1539), Marina Doria (1935), Jacob Sprenger (1435), and Charles Gleyre (1806).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Sophie Taeuber-Arp ranks 12Before her are H. R. Giger (1940), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Félix Vallotton (1865), Albert Anker (1831), Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702), and Matthäus Merian (1593). After her are Jost Amman (1539), Charles Gleyre (1806), Théophile Steinlen (1859), Eugène Grasset (1845), Anton Graff (1736), and Giovanni Giacometti (1868).