Jacques LIPCHITZ

1891 (Lituanie) - 1973 (Capri)

Lying Figure and guitare, 1923

Lying Figure and guitare, 1923

Technique : Original bronze

Size : 13 x 24 cm.

Price : Contact gallery

Reproduiced in the Sculptures Catalogue Raisonné

Lying Figure and guitare, 1923

Biography

Jacques LIPCHITZ
Lithuanian and Jewish, the refugee artist Jacques Lipchitz arrived in Paris at precisely the right time: when the early-twentieth-century European avant-garde was shaking up the art world and Cubism was born. When we think of Cubist sculpture, the works of Lipchitz emerge as exemplars of the style translated into three dimensions. Later, the second time Lipchitz fled for his life at the beginning of WWII, he left behind a less abstract style and, in a major career-changing transformation, began producing larger-scale sculptures in bronze. Later still, the work of the ever-dynamic Lipchitz had become increasingly emotionally expressive, often incorporating themes from Judaism. At the end of his long lifetime and multinational trek, Lipchitz may be regarded as one of the foremost contributors to the Cubist style and to modern sculpture.