Muriel Kaplan papers relating to Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz

Collection ID:
Kaplan, Muriel
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, a grant proposal, photographs, printed material, and miscellany relating to Jacques Lipchitz's sculptures.
Scope and Contents
Letters are from Yulla Lipchitz, Jacques Lipchitz's widow, regarding the process and problems of completing Jacques' last three sculpture commissions after his death. Additional letters to Kaplan are from Hanno Matt, Yulla's son, Henry Moore, and various institutions. Kaplan's proposal is to the National Endowment for the Arts for a film documentary on the creation and installation of the Fairmont Park and Columbia University sculptures begun by Jacques Lipchitz prior to his death and completed by Yulla Lipchitz; photographs are of Lipchitz's sculptures in Pietrasanta, Italy as well as the dedication ceremonies for the completed sculptures in Philadelphia and New York; printed material includes exhibition catalogs of Lipchitz's work and newspaper clippings from dedication ceremonies.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Muriel Kaplan is an art collector and was a correspondent with Yulla Lipchitz, Jacques Lipchitz's wife.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2008 by Muriel Kaplan.

Using the Collection
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lipchitz, Yulla, 1911- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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