Lee Miller

Jean Arp, Switzerland, 1947

About this artwork

This is one of the portrait studies of leading figures in Swiss cultural life which Miller made for a feature in the May 1947 issue of Vogue. Arp was a French artist born in Germany, who lived in Switzerland intermittently. He was associated with many revolutionary art movements of the first half of the twentieth century and was Co-founder of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916.  Beginning with her portrait of the artist Joseph Cornell in 1933 (GMA 4982), Miller had begun to photograph artists with their work in ways that appeared to merge the two. Here, one of Arp’s painted wooden reliefs hangs behind his head.

  • title:
    Jean Arp, Switzerland, 1947
  • accession number:
    GMA 4988
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  • materials:
    Black and white photograph (posthumous print)
  • date created:
    1947
  • measurements:
    Paper size: 36.00 x 30.00 cm; image size: 24.00 x 25.40 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased with help from the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2007
  • copyright:
    © Lee Miller Archives, England 2016. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk

Lee Miller

Lee Miller