Taeuber-Arp, Sophie

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Taeuber-Arp, Sophie Gender: F
Sophie Henriette Gertrud Taeuber
born on 19 January 1889 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Davos, Switzerland, 46n48, 9e50
Timezone LST m7e26 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Muller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 29°19' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°18 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 07°54'

Portrait of Sophie Taeuber-Arp 
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Sophie Taeuber-Arp
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Swiss artist, painter, sculptor, and dancer, considered one of the most important artists of geometric abstraction of the 20th century. Taeuber-Arp is the only woman on the current series of Swiss banknotes in Switzerland; her portrait has been on the 50-franc note since 1995.

In 1915, at an exhibition at the Tanner Gallery, she met the Dada artist Jean "Hans" Arp, who had moved to Zurich in 1915 to avoid being drafted by the German Army during the First World War. They were to collaborate on numerous joint projects until her death. They married in 1922 and she changed her last name to Taeuber-Arp.

She died on 13 January 1943, aged 53, in Zürich-Höngg, Switzerland.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Arp, Hans (born 16 September 1886). Notes: 1922-1943


  • Relationship : Marriage 1922 (Hans Arp)

Source Notes

Arno Muller vol 3.

Sy Scholfield quotes same data in Sophie Taeuber-Arp by Beat Wismer and Aargauer Kunsthaus (Müller, 1989), p. 21: "Sophie Henriette Gertrud Taeuber kommt am 19. Januar 1889 um 04 Uhr morgens als fünftes Kind in Davos-Platz zur Welt."


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, sculptor)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher