A Word Or Two With Jacques Lipchitz – 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Jacques Lipchitz -  incurable optimist under the gaze of pessimistic times.

Jacques Lipchitz – incurable optimist under the gaze of pessimistic times.

 

 

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Sum and Substance – Interview with Jacques Lipchitz – March 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection.

An interview this week with legendary sculptor/painter Jacques Lipchitz. At the vanguard of the Cubist movement in the early part of the 20th century Lipchitz, along with colleagues Modigliani, Picasso and Juan Gris, revolutionized the Art world and Lipchitz became synonymous with Cubist Sculpture.

At the outbreak of World War 2, Lipchitz fled Paris and eventually settled in the U.S. where he continued to work, alternating between painting and sculpting.

This interview, part of the Sum and Substance series of interviews, was conducted by Dr. Herman Harvey around March of 1963.

Jacques Lipchitz’ work is in every major museum in the world – he was one of the truly innovative forces during truly revolutionary times. If you aren’t familiar with this work – check him out. He may have influenced your life without you noticing.

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