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LIPCHITZ, Ossip/Jacques

Druskieniki, Lithuania 1891 - Capri, Italy 1973

Notre Dame de Liesse

Notre Dame de Liesse

1948-1955

bronze

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 97 in.

inscription (in French): Jacques Lipchitz, Jew, faithful to the religion of his ancestors, has made this Virgin to foster understanding between men on earth that the life of the spirit may prevail

Photo credit: ph. Wikimedia/Michael Gaebler


Provenance

  • 1958, Church is commissioned by philanthropist Jane Blaffer Owen (1915-2010) to architect Philip Johnson (1906-2005)
  • 1960, Church is completed

Bibliography

  • 2000 Wilkinson
    Alan G. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue raisonné, Volume 2, The American Years 1941-1973, London, Thames & Hudson, 2000, p. 45 no. 425, 145

Related works

  • Two ther bronzes:
    - Notre-Dame-de-Toute-Grâce, Assy, Haute-Savoie, France,
    - The Abbey of Saint Columba, Iona, Argyll, Ecosse, Grande-Bretagne.