Seymour Lipton (11/06/1903-12/07/1986) was born in New York. He developed an interest in sculpture, plaster, and wood. His sculpture explored the inherent drama in human existence using abstract and expressionist forms and shapes. Lipton exhibited his work for the first time in 1933 in a group show at John Reed's Club Gallery in New York. His first solo exhibition was in 1938, and two years later his work was included in exhibitions at the World's Fair and the American Artist's Congress. He continued to exhibit extensively with a multitude of solo shows around the U.S., and over 300 group shows nationally and internationally during his career. Lipton received a Guggenheim Award in 1959. In the following years, he was awarded the Architectural League Award, The New School for Social Research Award, and the Ford Foundation Award. In 1975 he was elected a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. A retrospective of his work was held at the Mint Museum in Charlotte in 1983. He died December 7, 1986.