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Type: Sculptor
Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 09/16/1886


 

Jean Arp Quotes > Art is a fruit that grows in...

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Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.
Jean Arp

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