NMSP Lecture - July 14 continued
The Lippincott Foundry in North Haven, Connecticut, was in full swing as the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park began to evolve in the early 1970s.
Author Jonathan Lippincott grew up seeing some of the most iconic sculpture of this turbulent era created right before his eyes.
The period was an immensely important and prolific time for modern sculpture, and the convergence of the founding of the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), the 1 percent for art programs, and artists’ interests in both showing work outdoors and exploring industrial fabrication resulted in an incredible outpouring of new art.
As the son of Donald Lippincott, one of the founders of the Lippincott Foundry in North Haven, CT, he met many giants of the era:
• Claes Oldenburg
• Louise Nevelson
• Barnett Newman
• Ellsworth Kelly
• Clement Meadmore
Jonathan D. Lippincott was born the year after the first sculptures were made at Lippincott, and grew up watching the work taking place there. He studied studio art and art history at Swarthmore College, graduating in 1989 and then made his way working at a variety of art exhibition spaces, eventually landing in New York City in 1993. He is currently the design manager at Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux publishing house. Lippincott also works independently as art director and designer for a range of illustrated books about architecture, landscape, and fine art.
Books will be available for purchase. The author will be signing books after the event.