Modern and Contemporary Art
Sailor with Guitar
Jacques Lipchitz, American (born Lithuania), 1891 - 1973
Currently not on view
1949-78-1Gift of Mrs. Morris Wenger in memory of her husband, 1949
LabelThe 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.