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Jacquues Lipchitz




 


 


Jacquues Lipchitz

 

(b Druskieniki, Lithuania, 22 Aug 1891; d Capri, 26 May 1973).

French sculptor of Russian birth active in the USA. Lipchitz grew up in Druskieniki. His father, a Jewish building contractor, opposed his son’s desire to become a sculptor, but his mother was sympathetic and arranged for him to go to Paris in 1909. He arrived with no formal academic training and studied briefly at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts before transferring to the Académie Julian. Mornings were spent drawing and modelling from life; during the rest of the day he visited museums. Lipchitz’s early nudes and portraits of 1910–12 have much in common with the classicism of Maillol and Charles Despiau, although he himself suggested that they had a common source in Greek and medieval art. On a visit to St Petersburg in 1911, he became particularly interested in the Scythian sculpture collection in the Hermitage. Lipchitz remained fascinated with the sculpture of the great non-European traditions throughout his life, and was an ardent collector of non-Western (especially African) art.

 

 


Dancer


 

La joie de vivre
1927


 

Bird Flight


 

Tel Aviv, Museum of Art


 

Mother and Child


 

Figure
1926


 


Prometheus Strangling the Vulture


 


Covenant of the People


 

Peace on Earth, Music Center of Los Angeles County
1966-69


 

Seated Man with Guitar
1925


 

Rescue II


 

Homme assis avec guitare


 

Sailor with Guitar


 

Bather
1925


 

Elle


 

Man with a Guitar
1915


 

Frutero con uvas
 

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