Cubist sculpter Jacques Lipchitz has caught our eye this week. Lithuanian and Jewish, he left home after school, moved to Paris and started to mix with the likes of Picasso and and Juan Gris in the early 20th century. The interaction with this crowd at this period in Paris influenced his style. After much success he later cemented his status as one of the influential cubist sculptors.
He became a resident of France in 1925 and ended up living in a house he commissioned Le Corbusier to build. Forced to flee France in the second world war because of his Jewish heritage, Lipchitz relocated to the USA. There he moved away from his cubist style and started working on more organic figures in bronze, incorporating the themes of Judaism and persecution. You can find such work at Frank Lloyd Wright house, Fallingwater.