Seated Figure

A work made of limestone.

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Date:

1917

Artist:

Jacques Lipchitz (Chaim Jacob Lipchitz)
French and American, born Lithuania, 1891–1973

About this artwork

Beginning in 1900, young painters and sculptors of all nationalities migrated to the Paris neighborhood of Montparnasse, the city’s hub of avant-garde activity. Despite their different approaches and interests, the artists of the so-called School of Paris fostered an inspiring climate of imaginative cross-fertilization that helped to sustain the idea of Paris as the center of artistic activity until the beginning of World War II. Jacques Lipchitz moved to Paris in 1909, and through his friendships with Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso, and others, he participated in the Cubist movement. His bas-reliefs and sculptures in the round communicate the geometric and fractured forms and the favored subject matter (musicians and seated bathers, for example) of contemporary Cubist paintings.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 391

Artist

Jacques Lipchitz

Title

Seated Figure

Origin

France

Date

1917

Medium

Limestone

Inscriptions

Signed on l. back of base: "J L 17"

Dimensions

34 1/4 × 13 7/8 × 11 1/2 in. (87 × 35.3 × 29.2 cm)

Credit Line

Robert A. Waller Fund

Reference Number

1960.351

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