Seymour Lipton

Seymour Lipton (6 November 1903 – 15 December 1986) was an American abstract expressionist sculptor. He was a member of the New York School who gained widespread recognition in the 1950s. He initially trained as a dentist but focused on sculpture from 1932. His early choices of medium changed from wood to lead and then to bronze, and he is best known for his work in metal. He made several technical innovations, including brazing nickel-silver rods onto sheets of Monel to create rust resistant forms.

Much of his art addresses the themes of flight, nature and war.

References

* "History of Sculpture" by Allan Marquand and Arthur L Frothingham, page 293, ISBN 0-87891-408-0
* Marika Herskovic, [http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/oclc/50253062&tab=holdings "American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey,"] (New York School Press, 2003.) ISBN 0-9677994-1-4
* Marika Herskovic, [http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/oclc/50666793&tab=holdings "New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists,"] (New York School Press, 2000.) ISBN 0-9677994-0-6
* [http://www.artnet.com/library/05/0513/T051311.asp The Grove Dictionary of Art] (excerpt available online)
* [http://www.drloriv.com/lipton/default.asp#lipton Intro by art historian Dr. Lori]


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