(1887 - 1964)
Alexander Archipenko was active/lived in New York, California / France, Russian Federation. Alexander Archipenko is known for modernist sculpture, drawing-figure, etching.
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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 Archipentura, a machine he invented in 1924 that showed paintings in motion.
was born in Kiev, Russia and studied at the art school in his native
Kiev from 1902 to 1905, when he was expelled for criticizing the
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