Jean Robert Ipoustéguy

1920–2006

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Biography

Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy ((1920-01-06)January 6, 1920 – February 8, 2006(2006-02-08)), a French sculptor, was born "Jean Robert" in Dun-sur-Meuse.

Studied painting and drawing in Paris in 1938, under Robert Lesbounit.

After World War II, he earned his living creating frescos and stained glass windows for Saint-Jacques, Petit-Montrouge.

In the 1950s, at about the same time he turned from oil painting to sculpture and other media, the artist chose to add his mother's maiden name, "Ipoustéguy", to his name, since "Robert" is a common surname in France.

In 1979, his largest sculpture, L'homme construit sa ville, was installed at the Congress Centre in Berlin.

In 1982 Place Pradel, in Lyon.

In 1985 Arthur Rimbaud, in Paris

In 1989 A la santé de la Révolution, in Bagnolet (France)

In 1991, Nicolas Appert in Châlons en Champagne (France).

In 1999, Porte du Ciel, Braunschweig.

In 2001 he set up in the church of Dun-sur-Meuse his sculpture Death of Bishop Neumann, produced in 1976. She had been refused by the Americans.

Ipoustéguy is buried at Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris.

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