Meet the Artist: Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Meet the Artist: Sophie Taeuber-Arp

By Zoe Whitley
Illustrator Lesley Barnes


Price: $11.99

  • Publication Date: January 11, 2022
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Trim Size: 10 34 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 9781849766937
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean

A creative introduction to the works of Sophie Tauber-Arp, one of the founders of the Dada art movement

Born in 1889, Sophie Taeuber-Arp was an artist, dancer, designer, puppet maker, architect, and editor. Enter into the radical and radiant world of Taeuber-Arp and create your own abstract modern art along the way! Bursting with inspiring activities, the revised and expanded Meet the Artist series of activity books introduces children to internationally renowned artists in a fun and engaging way. This activity book includes a brief introduction to the artist’s life, including her role as one of the founders of the Dada art movement, followed by a series of activities, such as weaving and puppet making, that explore prominent themes and ideas in Taeuber-Arp’s body of work. Featuring beautiful reproductions of key artwork, and illustrated by leading contemporary illustrator Lesley Barnes, Meet the Artist: Sophie Taeuber-Arp encourages children to use art as an avenue for exploring ideas and learning new techniques to express their own experiences through art-making.

About the author

Lesley Barnes is an illustrator and animator based in Glasgow. Her distinctive work straddles the spheres of fashion, music, children’s literature, film, and product design. She has collaborated with the V&A in London; Scottish band Belle & Sebastian; children’s magazines Anorak and OKIDO; and Glamour and Stylist magazines. Her other books with Tate Publishing include Jill & Dragon (2015) and Jill & Lion (2016). Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Los Angeles, Zoé Whitley now calls London home, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is director of Chisenhale Gallery and a lifelong learner whose studies have so far taken her to Swarthmore (BA), the Royal College of Art (MA), and the University of Central Lancashire (PhD). Her favorite pastimes are talking and traveling, both usually art-related. Her other books with Tate Publishing include Soul of a Nation (2017, an exhibition she curated) and Meet the Artist: Frank Bowling (2019).