Seymour LiptonU.S. 1903-1986
In the 1950s, Seymour Lipton began using Monel (a nickel-copper alloy) for his welded forms, covering them with nickel-silver or bronze that had a "hand hammered" finish. The titles of his works are archetypal rather than specific-they conjure up direct association and our own experiences. Lipton is known as one of America's foremost abstract sculptors after World War II, along with David Smith and Theodore Roszak. Completely self-taught (he studied dental surgery at Columbia), Lipton struggled with a dual career until 1942 when he took up sculpting full time, choosing to abandon the human form and cast in metal.
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