Lipton, Seymour

▪ American sculptor
born Nov. 6, 1903, New York City
died Dec. 5, 1986, Glen Cove, N.Y., U.S.

      American sculptor known for his forceful metal sculptures of abstract organic forms.

      Lipton attended City College of New York, studied dentistry at Columbia University (1923–27), and had no formal art training. He embarked on his artistic career in 1932 as a figurative sculptor, primarily in wood; when he shifted to abstract work after 1945, his major material became sheet metal.

      The play between external and internal forms dominates Lipton's later work. His characteristically massive, textured pieces twist, curve, and seem frozen on the verge of opening. They are frequently suggestive of and titled after animals and plants.

      His commissioned works include sculptures at Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City (1964), and Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C. (1964).

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • LIPTON, SEYMOUR — (1903–1986), U.S. sculptor. Born in New York City, Lipton showed a predilection for art as a child. His parents, however, discouraged his ambitions and he received a D.D.S. degree from Columbia University in 1927. While practicing as a dentist,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lipton, Seymour — (b. 1903)    American sculptor. He trained as a dentist and practised in New York before devoting himself to sculpture. Some of his works are based on Jewish motifs …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Seymour Lipton — (* 6. November 1903 in New York City; † 15. Dezember 1986 in Glen Cove, New York), war ein US amerikanischer Bildhauer. Er war ein wichtiger Vertreter der Abstrakten Kunst und des US amerikanischen abstrakten Expressionismus der New York School… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lipton (surname) — Lipton is a surname, and may refer to: * Carwood Lipton, a United States Army officer * James Lipton, an American writer and poet * Lynne Lipton, an American actress * Marcus Lipton (1900–1978), a British Labour Party politician * Martin Lipton,… …   Wikipedia

  • Lipton (Begriffsklärung) — Lipton ist der Name der Teemarke Lipton und des zum Unilever Konzern gehörenden Teeherstellers Lipton, siehe Lipton sowie der Name folgender Personen: Bruce H. Lipton (* 1944), US amerikanischer Zell und Entwicklungsbiologe, Buchautor und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Seymour Lipton — (6 November 1903 ndash; 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 …   Wikipedia

  • Seymour (Vorname) — Seymour (ausgesprochen Sih mor) ist ein englischer männlicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Bedeutung 2 Variationen 3 Bekannte Namensträger 3.1 Personen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lipton —   [ lɪptən], Seymour, amerikanischer Bildhauer, * New York 6. 11. 1903, ✝ Glen Cove (New York) 5. 12. 1986; Autodidakt, begann mit expressionistischen Holzfiguren, nach 1945 abstrakte Metallplastiken mit pflanzenhaften Formen und großen, bewegten …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lipton — /lip teuhn/, n. 1. Seymour, born 1903, U.S. sculptor. 2. Sir Thomas Johnstone /jon steuhn, seuhn/, 1850 1931, Scottish merchant and yacht racer. * * * Lipton [Lipton] a product name for the many varieties of tea including iced tea, sold by the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lipton — /lip teuhn/, n. 1. Seymour, born 1903, U.S. sculptor. 2. Sir Thomas Johnstone /jon steuhn, seuhn/, 1850 1931, Scottish merchant and yacht racer. * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.