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Alexander Archipenko

 (1887 - 1964)
Alexander Archipenko was active/lived in New York, California / France, Russian Federation.  Alexander Archipenko is known for modernist sculpture, drawing-figure, etching.

Alexander Archipenko

    ahr-chi-PEN-koe  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

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 Archipentura, a machine he invented in 1924 that showed paintings in motion.

He 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 academic attitudes  ...  Displaying 750 of 11146 characters.

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

About  Alexander Archipenko

Born:  1887 - Kiev, Russia
Died:   1964 - New York City
Known for:  modernist sculpture, drawing-figure, etching