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Located (2003) south of the T.C. Douglas Building.
(Information from information plaque)
Artist: Jacques Lipchitz
(American, born Lithuania 1891 - died 1973)
Jacques Lipchitz is acknowledged as one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century. Trained in Paris,
Lipchitz fuses in this work, the most important art movement of his time, Cubism, with the most
compelling theme, the sufferings of war. The sculpture is based on his memory of a legless
Russian street woman singing with her arms raised.
After moving to New York during World War II, Lipchitz
transformed this memory into a sculpture that can be
read both as a mother and child and as the fearsome
head of a bull, the symbol of war. As such, the
sculture is a powerful cry against the horrors of war
and an emblem of the hope of rebirth.
(Unless otherwise indicated, photos by Don of www.WascanaPark.com)