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Alexander Archipenko
20th Century Modern Sculptor
(May 30, 1887–February 25, 1964) Alexander Archipenko was a pioneer of modern sculpture. Born in Kiev, Russia, he spent much of his life in the United States. In the New York Archipenko Memorial Retrospective, arts writer Katherine Kuh described the modern aspects of Archipenko’s sculpture which are evident in this sculpture: “Unlike medieval sculpture, his figures are seldom frontal. They turn, twist, bend; . . light moves over them with rippling speed.” Archipenko was one of the early modernists to expand the ideas of cubism into three-dimensional sculpture.
Death
February 25, 1964, New York, New York

Exhibition History
2006: "Archipenko 2D/3D: Prints and Sculpture," through July 23, 2006, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
2005: "Celebrities," through January 30, 2005, Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz Via Serlas, Switzerland
2003-2004: "Refashioning the Figure: The Sketchbook of Archipenko," September 27- January 4, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom
2000: "Alexander Archipenko: Terra Cotta Sculptures," April 18 - June 2, 2000, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, New York
1970 - 1971: "Archipenko: The American Years, 1923 - 1963," July 23 - August 15, 1970, Bernard Danenberg Galleries, Inc., New York, New York; August 30 - September 26, 1971, University Art Museum, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1969 - 1970: "Archipenko, International Visionary," Musee Rodin, Paris, France; Musee de Nantes, Paris, France; Musee des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Musee des Beaux Arts, Lyons, Rennes, France; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany; Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany; Stadtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany; Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland; Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
1967 - 1969: "Alexander Archipenko: A Memorial Exhibition," February 26 - April 2, 1967, UCLA Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, California; November 22, 1967 - January 1, 1968, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, California; November 24, 1968 - January 5, 1969, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
1966: "Die Plastiken, Kataloge der Sonderausstellungen des Museums des 20. Jarhunderts," Museum des 20. Jarhunderts, Vienna, Austria
1966: "The Heroic Years: Paris 1908 - 1914," Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1965: "Roots of Abstract Art in America 1910 - 1930," National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1964: "1914," The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
1964: "Alexander Archipenko: Ausstellung mit Skulpturen und Zeichnungen," Galerie Stangl, Munich, Germany
1963: "The New Tradition: Modern Americans Before 1940," The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1963: "Archipenko," Ente Premi Roma, Rome, Italy
1963: "1913 Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition 1963," Armory of the 69th Regiment, New York, New York; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York
1962 - 1963: " Alexander Archipenko," Galerie "Im Erker," St. Gallen, Switzerland
1962: "Archipenko," Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1962: "Alexander Archipenko: Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, 1912 - 1962," Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany
1961: "Bildhauer des 20. Jahrhunderts," Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany
1960: "Alexander Archipenko: Plastiken, 1909 - 1959," Karl-Ernst-Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany; Freie Kunstlergemeinschaft Schanze e. V., Munster Hauptbahnhof, Muster, Germany
1959: "Sculpture in Our Time - Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
1959: "The Dial and the Dial Collection," Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts
1959: "XIII Biennale d'arte-triveneta: III Concorso internazionale del bronzetto," Sala Della Ragione, Padova, Italy
1958: "Les Soirees de Paris," Galerie Knoedler, Paris, France
1956 - 1957: "Ausstellung in der Akademie der Bildenden Kunste," Die Moderne Galerie Des Kunsthistorischen Museums, Vienna, Austria
1955 - 1956: "Alexander Archipenko: Plastik Malerei, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik," Darmstadt, Mannheim, Recklinghausen, Dusseldorf, Freiburg, Berlin, Germany
1954: "Archipenko: 110th Exhibition, 50 Years Production," Associated American Artists, New York, New York
1953: "Le cubisme, 1907 - 1914," Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1953: "Una Exposicion de Dibujos del Escultor Norteamericano Alexander Archipenko," El Instituto Guatemalteco-Americano, Guatemala City, Guatemala
1952: "Desenhos de Archipenko," Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1950: "Colored Drawings by Alexander Archipenko," Bowdoin College Museum of Fine Arts, Brunswick, Maine
1949: "Alexander Archipenko," University of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
1948: "40 Years of Inventive Sculpture by Archipenko," New York Galleries of the Associated American Artist, New York, New York
1944: "10 Dibujos de Alexander Archipenko," Provincial de Bellas Artes, La Plata, Argentina
1942: "Art of this Century," Peggy Guggenheim, New York, New York
1939: "Alexander Archipenko in Retrospect," University of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
1933: "Exhibitions: Sculpture, Painting and Drawing by Archipenko," Faulkner Memorial Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
1933: "The Archipenko Exposition of Sculpture and Painting," Ukranian Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
1932: "A. Archipenko: Exhibition of New Works," John Levy Galleries, New York, New York
1929: "Contemporary American Sculpture," The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California
1929: "Alexander Archipenko," The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1929: "The Archipenko Exhibition," Braxton Gallery, Hollywood, California
1928: "Archipenko: Catalogue of Exhibition and Description of Archipentura," The Anderson Galleries, New York, New York
1927: One-man exhibition, Societe des Artistes Nikwa, Tokyo, Japan
1924: "The Archipenko Exhibition, Societe Anonyme," Kingore Gallery, New York, New York
1923: Tekst Napsal Karel Teige Nakl, Devetsily, Prague
1922: "Alexander Archipenko: Elfte Retrospektive Ausstellung, Lyonel Feininger," Kunstsalon Ludwig Schames, Frankfurt, Germany
1921: "Alexander Archipenko: Skulpturen, Skulpto-Malereien, Aquarelle, Tuchzeichnungen, Bleistiftzeichnungen," Der Sturm Gallery, Berlin
1921: "Alexander Archipenko: Retrospektive Ausstellung," Potsdam, Germany
1921: One-man exhibition, Societe Anonyme, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
1920 - 1921: "Section d'Or," 1920, Gallerie Weill, Paris, France; 1920, Brussels, Belgium; 1921, Enrico Prampolini, Rome, Italy; 1921, Geneva, Switzerland
1920: "Mostra Individuale di Alixandre Archipenko," XII Exposizone Internationale d'Arte, Venice, Italy
1919: Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
1914: Manes Society, Prague, Czech Republic
1910 - 1914: Salon des Artistes Independents, Paris, France
1911 - 1913: Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
1913: "Alexander Archipenko: Siebzehnte Ausstellung," Der Sturm Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1913: "International Exhibition of Modern Art," 69th Infantry Regiment Armory, Armory Show, New York, New York
1913: Exposition d'Art Moderne, Budapest, Hungary
1912: "Lefauconnier Alexander Archipenko: Verzeichnis der im Museum Folkwang im Dezember 1912 Ausgestellten Werke," Folkwang Museum, Hagen, Germany
1906: Group shows, Moscow, Russia
1906: One-man show, Ukraine

Collections
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York
Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand
Centre Pompidou, Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Germany
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Karl-Ernst-Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Museum Kunst Palast Düsseldorf, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, Arizona
Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
Tate Gallery, London, England
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Work History
1956: Instructor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1952: Instructor, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
1951: Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1951: Instructor, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1951: Instructor, Carmel Institute of Art, Carmel, California
1950: Instructor, University of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
1946: Instructor, Institute of Design, Chicago, Illinois
1944: Instructor, Dalton School, New York, New York
1939: Re-opened summer school, Woodstock, New York
1939: Re-opened art school, New York, New York
1937: Associate instructor, New Bauhaus School of Industrial Arts, Chicago, Illinois
1937: Opened school of creative fine arts, Chicago, Illinois
1935 - 1936: Summer Sessions, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1935: Opened art school, Los Angeles, California
1933: Summer Session, Mills College, Oakland, California
1933: Chouinard School, Los Angeles, California
1929: Established Arko, laboratory school for ceramics, New York, New York
1924: Opened summer art school, Woodstock, New York
1923: Opened art school, New York, New York
1921: Opened art school, Berlin, Germany
1912: Opened art school, Paris, France
1908: Established Montparnasse studio, Paris, France

Education
1902: Art School, Kiev, Russia

Birth
May 30, 1887, Kiev, Russia


Artist Objects

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