It was there, in the artistic communities of Montmartre and
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Yiddishkeit: Jacques Lipchitz
Jacques Lipchitz (1891 –1973) was a Cubist sculptor, born Chaim Jacob Lipchitz, from a Jewish family, son of a building contractor in
, then within the Russian
Empire. At first, under the influence of his father, he studied engineering,
but soon after, supported by his mother he moved to Druskininkai, Lithuania Paris (1909) to study at the École des
Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian.
With the German occupation of
during World War II, and the deportation of Jews to the Nazi death camps,
Jacques Lipchitz had to flee France.
With the assistance of the American journalist Varian Fry in Marseille, he
escaped the Nazi regime and went to the United States. There, he eventually
settled in . Hastings-on-Hudson,
Jacques Lipchitz died in
His body was flown to Capri, Italy Jerusalem