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Muriel Kaplan papers relating to Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz, 1971-1977

Kaplan, Muriel

Collector, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Letters, a grant proposal, photographs, printed material, and miscellany relating to Jacques Lipchitz's sculptures.
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 Note

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


Donated 2008 by Muriel Kaplan.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Muriel Kaplan papers relating to Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz, 1971-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.