Elle pleure au coin de sa maison
Born 1920 – died 2006
Ipoustéguy was born the 6th of January, 1920 in Dun-sur-Meuse. At the age 18, he moved to Paris and started taking education at night schools, becoming a sculptor and painter.
In 1948 he decorates the Saint-Jacques de Montrouge Church and in 1949 moves Ipoustéguy to Choisy-le-Roy where he dedicates time to his sculpting work. He changes his style from the abstract to the figurative, and humans become the center of his art. Inspired by surrealism he seeks, in addition to social themes, the erotic motifs and he interpret death.
At the Biennale in Venice 1964, he received the Bright Award, the same year and again in 1977, was Ipoustéguy represented at the “Documenta in Kassel”. In 1967 he worked out his sculptures directly in the marble quarries in Carrara. In 1979, his biggest sculpture -”L’homme construit sa ville”, becomes inaugurated in front of the Conference Centre in Berlin.
Ipoustéguy received in 1977 “The Great National Prize for Art” and in 1984, he was knighted of the Honorary Legion.
Some of Ipoustéguy´s artworks can today be seen in his hometown Dun, and one can find his sculptures in many museums across the world. Ipoustéguy lived, wrote and worked as sculptor in Choisy-le-Roi, where he died the 8th of February 2006.
Galerie Birch had a separate exhibition with Ipoustéguy in 1967 and numerous mixed group exhibitions.
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