The Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz and His Wife Berthe Lipchitz.
1916. Oil on canvas. 80.2 x 52.5 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. More. [Order a Print]
(1891-1973) French sculptor of Jewish origin, born in Lithuania. He studied engineering and moved to Paris in 1909 where he started producing Cubist sculpture in 1914. In the 1920s he experimented with abstract forms he called ‘transparent sculptures’. Later he developed a more dynamic style, which he applied with telling effect to bronze figure and animal compositions. From 1941 he lived in the USA