10/11/2022 - 21/01/2023

Early C20th - Sculpture & Painting

Jacques Lipchitz - And The School of Paris

Mon-Fri: 10-5:30pm; Sat: 10-4pm

Marlborough is pleased to present Jacques Lipchitz and The School of Paris, an exhibition of early works by the Lithuanian-born sculptor and his contemporaries, including Alexander Archipenko, Brassaï, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. With a focus on Lipchitz’s Cubist phase, the exhibition explores the influence of the group of artists around him before he moved to New York in 1941.

Jacques Lipchitz (née Chaim Lipchitz) was eighteen when he arrived in Paris in October 1909. Unlike other foreign artists who had settled in the French capital such as Picasso, Archipenko, Constantin Brâncuși and Amedeo Modigliani, Lipchitz had no previous academic training, and studied only briefly at the esteemed École des Beaux-Arts and at the Académie Julian. In 1912, he moved into a studio next to Brâncuși, and in 1913 was introduced to Picasso through Diego Rivera. Soon afterwards he embarked on what he referred to as his ‘protoCubist’ phase, the translation of pictorial experiments in Cubist painting into three-dimensional sculpture, representing figures as if seen from multiple angles and perspectives.


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