Bather III
1917; cast 1959
Jacques Lipchitz (French, 1891-1973)
On View

Jacques Lipchitz explored the possibilities of Cubism in three-dimensional space more thoroughly than any of his contemporaries. He was introduced to Pablo Picasso in 1913, a meeting that would influence his sculpture throughout the rest of his career. Bather III demonstrates Lipchitz’s stunning ability to apply Cubist theory to sculpture in the round.


  • Artist Name: Jacques Lipchitz (French, 1891-1973)
  • Title: Bather III
  • Date: 1917; cast 1959
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Edition: Edition of 7, Cast No. 6
  • Dimensions: 28 x 10 x 10-1/2 in. (71.1 x 25.4 x 26.7 cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
  • Accession Number: M.1968.09.S

Object Information

Lipchitz: The Cubist Period 1913-1930

  • New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, 1968-03 to 1968-04

[on loan]

  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), 1968-06-01 to 1969-03-15

[on loan]

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1969-10-09 to

[on loan]

  • Princeton University Art Museum, 1971-05 to 1972-07-11

The Cubist Epoch

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1970-12-15 to 1971-02-21
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1971-04-07 to 1971-06-07

Reinstallation of South Wing

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1993-10-07 to 1995-08-13
  • Wilkinson, Allan G., The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné, no. 62 p. 47
  • Gazette des Beaux Arts, fig. 17 p. 16
  • Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., Lipchitz, The Cubist Period 1913-1930, 1968, no. 28
  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, 2010, cat. 446 p. 298
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Additional Artwork by Artist

Bather Jacques Lipchitz 1923-25
Dance Jacques Lipchitz 1936
Death Mask of Amedeo Modigliani Jacques Lipchitz 1920
Figure Jacques Lipchitz 1926-30

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