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 Switzerland, the daughter of a pharmacist, the family moved to Germany when she was two years old. Some years later she began attending art schools, and moved 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 561,956 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Sophie Taeuber-Arp is the 445th most popular painter (down from 407th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 105th 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 445 out of 1,428Before her are Ary Scheffer, Leonor Fini, Eva Gonzalès, Giambattista Pittoni, Bob Ross, and Constantin Meunier. After her are Édouard Vuillard, Eugène Atget, Willem van Aelst, Orcagna, Cristofano Allori, and Ferdinand Bol.

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Among people born in 1889, Sophie Taeuber-Arp ranks 49Before her are Kim Tu-bong, Hannes Kolehmainen, Eberhard von Mackensen, Otto Georg Thierack, Philip Noel-Baker, and Frank Lentini. After her are Lyubov Popova, Siegfried Kracauer, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, Reşat Nuri Güntekin, and Gunnar Gunnarsson. Among people deceased in 1943, Sophie Taeuber-Arp ranks 40Before her are Jean Moulin, Mordechai Anielewicz, Hans Scholl, Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, Franz Jägerstätter, and Nicholas J. Spykman. After her are Aurel Stein, Franz Oppenheimer, Ugo Cavallero, Marina Raskova, Hans Jeschonnek, and Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Sophie Taeuber-Arp ranks 116 out of 749Before her are Blaise Cendrars (1887), Simonetta Sommaruga (1960), Paul Guldin (1577), Jakob Steiner (1796), Jacob Sprenger (1435), and Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779). After her are Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), Sigismond Thalberg (1812), Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702), and Carla Del Ponte (1947).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Sophie Taeuber-Arp ranks 12Before her are Ferdinand Hodler (1853), H. R. Giger (1940), Félix Vallotton (1865), Bernardino Luini (1475), Matthäus Merian (1593), and Albert Anker (1831). After her are Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702), Charles Gleyre (1806), Théophile Steinlen (1859), Jost Amman (1539), Anton Graff (1736), and Giovanni Giacometti (1868).