1920 (Dun-sur-Meuse) / 2006 (Dun-sur-Meuse)
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Ipoustéguy (Jean Robert, known as Ipoustéguy), one of the major sculptors of the second half of the 20th century. Born in 1920 in Dun-sur-Meuse (Lorraine), he died in his native town in 2006.
A loner, he did not follow or initiate any current or school. The Robert of proper names presents him as a "baroque and hallucinatory realism".
An insatiable worker, he produced 600 sculptures, hundreds of watercolors, drawings and paintings. Many of his monumental works can be seen throughout the world in the largest public collections.
Fiercely independent, he paid the price all his life... and beyond: too absent from reference works, he has still not received the public tribute he deserves. Admired, controversial; upsetting or disturbing. Ipoustéguy leaves no one indifferent: the public in general, whom he touches with his universal themes. The intellectuals or artists, by its expressive power.
The famous American novelist John Updike said of Ipoustéguy in 1989, in his book Un simple regard that Ipoustéguy was "the greatest living French sculptor".

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