Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) was born in Lithuania. At age 18, he began his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Academie Julian. Picasso, Soutine and Diego Rivera were among his friends. In 1940, Lipchitz fled France from the Nazi occupation, and settled in the United States where he became a citizen. During his life, his works evolved from a cubist to a baroque style. The intertwined figures in "Peace on Earth" typify his later style.
The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, April 1998.
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