Sophie Taeuber-Arp was born today, the 19th January 1889, in Davos, Switzerland.
|Sophie Taeuber in 1927 working on her |
Cafe Aubette project in Strasburg
She was also a teacher of art and crafts, a publisher and she designed her own house. She counted most of the western avant-garde as her friends and worked in collaboration with numerous other artists including Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, Tristan Tzara and Jean Arp, her husband.
In spite of her significance to the course of modern art, she has suffered the seemingly inevitable eclipse behind the reputation of her husband, like so many other women artists. Not much of her writing is available, she contributed small articles to the magazine Plastique, which she edited and published. Also still extant is some of the teaching material that she wrote for her design students during the 1920’s.