Sophie Taeuber-Arp, born in Davos in 1889, was a Swiss painter, sculptor and designer.
In 1910 Taeuber went to Munich where she studied in a textile workshop that was an experimental studio, directed by Willhelm von Debschitz. After a year she moved to Zurich where her career began between 1915 and 1920 in the centre of Dada activity.
In the end of 1915 Taeuber met Hans Arp. The two collaborated on projects and embarked on an experiment with abstract forms. Their collaborative work was acknowledged to be the first artists in Zurich Dada to demonstrate the contribution of the applied arts to the development of abstract art.
Taeuber-Arp was deeply involved in the artistic life of Paris in the 1930s, a member of the Cercle et Carré group and joined the succeeding Abstraction–Création group in 1931.
Although she did not date her work until the last two years of her life, its chronology was reconstructed by Hugo Weber from the testimony of her husband, Hans Arp, and from internal evidence.
Sophie Taeuber-Arp accidently died in 1943 in 1943 in Zurich.