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Study for Sculpture

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Title

Study for Sculpture

Creator

Lipton, Seymour

Source

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/343003/Seymour-Lipton http://www.phillipscollection.org/research/american_art/bios/lipton-bio.htm

Format

28” x 22”

Identifier

1517

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Biography

Seymour Lipton, (born Nov. 6, 1903, New York City—died Dec. 5, 1986, Glen Cove, N.Y., U.S.), American sculptor known for his forceful metal sculptures of abstract organic forms. Lipton attended City College of New York, studied dentistry at Columbia University (1923–27), and had no formal art training. He embarked on his artistic career in 1932 as a figurative sculptor, primarily in wood; when he shifted to abstract work after 1945, his major material became sheet metal. The play between external and internal forms dominates Lipton’s later work. His characteristically massive, textured pieces twist, curve, and seem frozen on the verge of opening. They are frequently suggestive of and titled after animals and plants. His commissioned works include sculptures at Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City (1964), and Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C. (1964).

Category

WSPAC

Media

lithograph

Media Details

lithograph # 52/100

Signature Position

lower right

Citation

Lipton, Seymour, “Study for Sculpture,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed November 12, 2019, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/1603.

Item Relations

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