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Jacques Lipchitz

 (1891 - 1973)
Jacques Lipchitz was active/lived in New York / France, Italy.  Jacques Lipchitz is known for modernist sculpture, still life and figure painting.

Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Marino Marini. Photo by Yousuf Karsh (1970). Collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

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Jacques Lipchitz, the eldest son of a wealthy Jewish contractor, was born in Druskieniki, Lithuania in 1891.  His interest in modeling and drawing was evident when he was in grade school.  At the age of 18, and against the wishes of his father to become an engineer, he departed for Paris to enroll in anatomy and stone carving classes at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts - at the encouragement of his mother and uncle.  He also studied at the Academie Julian and the Academie Colarossi.

In 1914, Lipchitz traveled with Diego Rivera to Madrid and Majorca, where he was introduced to Picasso, Max Jacob, Juan Gris, Modigliani, and other artists in the Cubist circle.  However, his greatest influence came from his inte   ...  Displaying 750 of 8204 characters.

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