Lippold working on a sculpture, circa 1950
May 3, 1915|
|Died||August 22, 2002(aged 87)|
He studied at the University of Chicago, and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in industrial design in 1937. Lippold worked as an industrial designer from 1937 to 1941. After he became a sculptor, Lippold taught at several universities, including Hunter College at the City University of New York, from 1952 to 1967.
The Lippold Foundation is laboriously maintaining his work. Howard Newman:
Lippold was an engineering genius, but we’ve been dealing with a piece that had reached the threshold of catastrophe,...People’s mouths fall open when they see it going back up, like they’re watching a spider spin a web of blazing gold,...“The more that goes up, the more exquisite it gets.
- "Ad Astra," at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
- "Aerial Act," at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut
- "Orpheus and Apollo," at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City,
- "Radiant I", at the Inland Steel Building in Chicago, 1957
- "Sun," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which includes more than two miles of gold wire
- "World Tree," within the Walter Gropius-designed Harvard Graduate Center at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- "Fire Bird" at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa, California
- Ex Stasis at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Encyclopædia Britannica. "Richard Lippold (American sculptor) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Britannica.com. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
- "Wired: Preserving the Installations of Richard Lippold", The New York Times, EVE M. KAHN, January 8, 2009
- Joan Marter. The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, (Google Books link), Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 172-73, (ISBN 0195335791), (ISBN 9780195335798).
- "HLS HLS Walking Tour: Harkness Graduate Center". Law.harvard.edu. 2005-02-15. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
- Lippold in the Columbia Encyclopedia
- Marika Herskovic, New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists, (New York School Press, 2000.) ISBN 0-9677994-0-6
- The 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Label by: Richard Lippold
- Richard Lippold "Shapes of the New Sculpture" The Baltimore Museum of Art: Baltimore, Maryland, 1964 Accessed June 26, 2012