JACQUES  LIPCHITZ     
         1891–1973

jacques lipchitz Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz described his arrival in the United States from France during World War II as an injection of youth at the beginning of his artistic maturity. Lipchitz began varying his "worked-over" Cubist sculpture with more "lyrical" and "spontaneous" pieces, often drawing on personal and spiritual themes. Looking back on the fifty-two years of his career at age seventy, the Lithuanian-born sculptor expressed enthusiasm for his continued artistic development, remarking, "I'd like to live a long time–as long as possible; I still have much to do. I might even become a good sculptor."

George Moffett (lifedates unknown)
Gelatin silver print, 1959
Published November 1961
ARTnews Collection, New York City


Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs
National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution

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