Seymour Lipton

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Seymour Lipton
Born(1903-11-06)November 6, 1903
DiedDecember 15, 1986(1986-12-15) (aged 83)
Educationinitially trained as a dentist but focused on sculpture
Known forabstract expressionist sculptor
Winter Solstice #2, nickel silver on monel metal, 1957, in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Seymour Lipton (6 November 1903 – 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. His early choices of medium changed from wood to lead and then to bronze, and he is best known for his work in metal, he made several technical innovations, including brazing nickel-silver rods onto sheets of Monel to create rust resistant forms.


Dr. Lori Verderame, Ph.D.[1] (best known as TV's Dr. Lori from the Discovery channel and the History channel and the director of and[2] wrote the definitive monograph on Seymour Lipton entitled Seymour Lipton: An American Sculptor in 1999 published by Hudson Hills Press and the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University. The book was based on the author's research conduction to complete her Ph.D. dissertation entitled Seymour Lipton: Themes of Nature in the 1950s The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.[3] Much of his art addresses the themes of flight, nature and war.

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Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT and Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, University Park, PA and other American museums retain Lipton sculptures in their collections.


  1. ^ Lori Verderame#Columnist
  2. ^ Auction Kings
  3. ^ Verderame, Lori Ann. Seymour Lipton: An American Sculptor, New York, NY: Hudson Hills Press in cooperation with the Palmer Museum of Art The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1999.
  4. ^ "Empire State Plaza Art Collection". Cite web requires |website= (help)

Seymour Lipton: Post War American in Three Dimensions by Dr. Lori Verderame