The first step in solving any crossword clue is to break it down into its components. In this case, we know that we’re looking for the name of an artist who created something related to “Impish Fruit” in 1943. The next thing to do is to brainstorm artists who might have created such a thing around that time period. The answer could be a painter, sculptor, or any other type of artist.
After a bit of research, I learned that there is an artist named Hans Arp who was active during the 1940s. Arp was a German-French artist who was known for his abstract sculptures and paintings. One of his most famous works is a sculpture called “Fruit in Rhythmic Space” which features abstract, rounded shapes that could be described as “impish.”
Finally, I discovered that Arp was indeed active in 1943. Putting all of this information together, I confidently entered “HANSARP” as my answer to the “Impish Fruit” artist, 1943. The clues all lined up and pointed to the same conclusion, making it clear that Hans Arp was the correct answer.