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Seymour Lipton sketches for sculptures 1960-1969

Collection, KA0056

About

A trained dentist who became an acclaimed sculptor sometimes associated with the New York School of abstract expressionism, Seymour Lipton (1903-1986) achieved international recognition in 1958, when he was awarded a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Lipton taught sculpture at the New School from the 1940s until 1965. The Kellen Design Archives holds twenty of his sketches, made between 1960 and 1969, representing ideas for sculptures.

Related Archival Materials

Seymour Lipton's papers are held by the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art.

Related object


Preliminary sketch of an untitled sculpture

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Collection Guide

Guide to the Seymour Lipton sketches for sculptures