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 Alexander Archipenko  (1887 - 1964)

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Lived/Active: New York/California / France/Russian Federation      Known for: modernist sculpture, drawing-figure, etching

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BIOGRAPHY for Alexander Archipenko
1887 (Kiev, Russia)
1964 (New York City)

New York/California / France/Russian Federation

© 2001 Estate of Alexander Archipenko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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modernist sculpture, drawing-figure, etching

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New York Armory Show of 1913
Painters of Nudes
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An energetic teacher and pioneering modernist sculptor of abstract human forms, Alexander Archipenko created one of the first multi-media sculptures, composing it of wood, glass and wire.   He experimented continuously with the effects of negative and positive space.  He began his career with a Cubist style and then turned to simplified, abstract shapes with hollowed out parts of the bodies, especially where one might expect curves.

His American works include (showing 500 of 11146 characters).

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