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Jacques Lipchitz: The First Cubist Sculptor
Cathy Putz
May 2002
From Library Journal
Putze (Victoria & Albert Museum) presents a substantial, detailed, yet accessible overview of the career of Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973). Born in Russia, the Jewish sculptor emigrated to Paris in 1909, where he established his fame, taking Cubism into three dimensions. After escaping to the United States in 1941, the continued his successful career, with public commissions and, after the war, worldwide recognition. For so small a book the text is substantial and thoughtful, its arguments closely linked to the well-chosen illustrations. Although about a third of the book is devoted to a gift of 40 sculptures to London's Courtauld Gallery in 2002, Ptz writes with great empathy and clarity, and her book can serve as a first-rate introduction and overview of Lipchitz's work and his place in 20th-century...

Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, Vol. 2
Alan G. Wilkinson
May 2000
Book Description
This is the second of a two-volume catalogue raisonn of the work of Jacques Lipchitz, one of the greatest sculptors of the twentieth century. Volume One: The Paris Years 1910-1940 was published by Thames and Hudson in 1996. Volume Two documents and illustrates all the known sculptures that Lipchitz created during the second half of his long and prolific career, from his arrival in New York on June 13, 1941, until his death on Capri on May 27, 1973. Lipchitz's reputation as one of the masters of modern sculpture has long been based on the great Cubist carvings and bronzes of 1915-25 and on the experimental "transparents" of 1925-30. Although the sculpture from the American years has been widely exhibited, little serious critical attention has been paid to the iconography, the stylistic diversity, the spontaneity and...

Lipchitz and the Avant-Garde: From Paris to New York
Josef Helfenstein (Editor)
April 2002
Book Description
Utilizing works from museums across North America, Lipchitz and the Avant-Garde traces the path of the pioneering sculptor Jacques Lipchitz from his birthplace in Lithuania to his early work in Paris before World War I, where he was associated with the Parisian avant-garde and applied cubist principles to three-dimensional artwork. By breaking the volume and using different planes, Lipchitz created works that were a new force in the history of sculpture. His innovation of the transparents style in sculpture during the late 1920s was groundbreaking and was copied by many, including Picasso. At the outbreak of World War II the Jewish artist fled to New York, where he worked on increasingly monumental sculptures until his death in 1973. This substantive catalog contains new essays by internationally renowned scholars and...

Jacques Lipchitz and Philadelphia
Michael R. Taylor
July 2004

Yulla Lipchitz
April 1999
Book Description
Yulla was born in 1911 in Berlin, Germany and raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. Her developing personality was a result of an intermingling of many diverse spiritual, emotional, cultural and other environmental forces. While secretly attending sculpture classes, she also pursued her interests in science and mathematics, which intensified when she met Albert Einstein.

In 1938, escaping the Nazis with her family, Yulla came to the United States and settled in Cincinnati with the aid of her husband's cousin, Libby Holman. In 1942, separated from her husband, she came to New York City where several years later, she met and married the sculptor, Jacques Lipchitz. In later years Yulla and Lipchitz lived and maintained homes in both Italy and America. Through Lipchitz, Yulla met Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Marc...

A Quiet American: The Secret War of Varian Fry
Andy Marino
November 2000
Book Review
What bookish, young Harvard man Varian Fry described as his "own little war" involved no small ambition: working under the nose of the Nazis through the early years of World War II, Fry set out almost single-handedly to rescue a hefty portion of Europe's cultural and intellectual capital. Literally boatloads of Europe's best and brightest minds--poets, scientists, philosophers, musicians, painters--found safe haven with Fry and safe passage from Europe, eluding the ubiquitous Gestapo plainclothesmen ("the green fedoras") and the street-by-street raids by their Vichy cronies. Writer Andrew Marino (Herschel: The Boy Who Started World War II), thanks in no small part to the earlier research of editor Donald Carroll, details the war years of this man, dubbed "America's Oskar Schindler" and the New York-based Emergency Rescue...

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