Jacques Lipchitz

(français, 1891 - 1973)

theseus and the minotaur by jacques lipchitz

Jacques Lipchitz

Theseus and the Minotaur, 1942

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variation on the theme of the rape of europa vii by jacques lipchitz

Jacques Lipchitz

Variation on the Theme of the Rape of Europa VII, 1969 - 1972

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Chaim Jacob Lipchitz born on August 22, in Druskieniki, Lithuania. He is the first of six children to Abraham Lipchitz, a young building contractor, and Rachael Leah Krinsky
1906 - 1909
Attends high school in Vilna
1909 - 1910
Studies with Jean-Antoine Ingalbert at the École des Beaux-Arts as a 'free pupil'
Arrives in Paris
First prize - sculpture, Académie Julian, Paris, France
Receives praise for Woman and Gazelles exhibited at the Salon d'Automne. Meets Picasso and other Cubist painters through Diego Rivera. Creates his first proto Cubist sculptures. Attends the infamous premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Rites of Spring.
Meets and lives with poet Berthe Kitrosser whom he later marries
Signs a contract with the dealer Léonce Rosenberg who gives him a monthly stipend. Becomes a close friend of Juan Gris
Becomes a French citizen
Joins the gallery of Jeanne Bucher


2009 - 2010
Jacques Lipchitz: De la Joie de Vivre al Árbol de la Vida, Museo de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (solo)
Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Times, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
American Artists from the Russian Empire, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Bizarre Perfection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
La Escultura en la Colección del IVAM, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Centro Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain
Jacques Lipchitz: Rétrospective, Le Bellevue, Biarritz, France (solo)
Jacques Lipchitz: Dibujos, Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, Bilbao, Spain (solo)
The Anatomy of a Sculptor, Ben Uri Gallery, London, England (solo)
Paris Portraits: Artists, Friends, and Lovers, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Matisse, Picasso and Modern Art in Paris: The T. Catesby Jones Collections, works from the collections of the University of Virginia Art Museum and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Charlottesville, VA

Collections publiques

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IO
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy