(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.
Biography Jacques Lipchitz
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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
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