Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Sailor with Guitar
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Sailor with Guitar

Jacques Lipchitz, American (born Lithuania), 1891 - 1973



31 x 11 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches (78.7 x 29.5 x 21.6 cm)

© The Estate of Jacques Lipchitz, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Morris Wenger in memory of her husband, 1949

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The earliest work by Lipchitz in the Museum's collection, Sailor with Guitar marks an important transition in the artist's career, in which the vestiges of his academic training gave way to the influence of Cubist painters like Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera. This "proto-cubist" work still retains a degree of realism, however, since it was based on Lipchitz's direct observation of a young Spanish sailor attempting to charm a pretty girl by dancing and playing his guitar.

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