Start of large traveling retrospective through Germany: Hessisches
Landesmuseum Darmstadt, June 5-August 21, Städtische Kunsthalle
Mannheim, September-October, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, November-December1956
Traveling retrospective through Germany continues: Städtische
Kunstsammlung Düsseldorf, Kunstverein Freiburg, Charlottenburger
Teaches at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Creates Revolving Figure (The Art of Reflection).
November - January 1957: Takes part in “Annual Exhibition”
at Whitney Museum, New York.
14 – November 9: Solo exhibition, Perls Galleries, New York.
Shows 18 recent polychrome sculptures and 8 sculpto-paintings. Catalog
with foreword by Alexander Archipenko.
On December 5 his wife Angelica dies at the age
of 65, after a long illness.
Creates Cleopatra, a polychrome sculpto-painting,
with various materials including wood, bakelite, and a necklace.
April 17 – October 1958: “50 Ans d’Art Moderne”,
August 13 – October 5: Takes part in “Selections”,
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
September 29 – October 24: Solo show, Perls Galleries, New
York. Shows 34 bronze sculptures.
October: Awarded Medaglia d’Oro at XIIIa
Biennale d’Arte Trivenata, IIIo Concorso Internazionale del
Bronzetto, Salla della Ragione, Padua, Italy.
his book “Archipenko:
Fifty Creative Years, 1908-58."
Traveling exhibition through Germany : Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum
Hagen, March 20 – May 1; Münster, June 12 – July
10; Saarland Museum Saarbrücken, July 29 – October 16;
Kunstmuseum der Stadt Düsseldorf, November 4 – December
August 1: Marries Frances Gray, an artist and former student.
Return of early plasters which were stored in Cannes since 1921.
Creates Queen of Sheeba.
Included in “Bildhauer des 20. Jahrhunderts,”
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt.
July 15 – October 15: Participates at 6e Biennale Voor Beelhouwkunst,
Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
September 24 - November 19: Represented in “Der Sturm: Herwarth
Walden und die Europäische Avantgarde Berlin 1912 - 1932”,
Berlin, organized by Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
Elected to the Department of Art of the National Institute of Arts
January 9 – February 3: Solo show, Perls Galleries, New York.
Shows 18 bronzes.
January 14 - 31: Retrospective, Winnipeg Art Gallery, includes 46
“The quality of my work cannot be measured
by its abstractness as conservatism, by its geometrical angularity
as curvatures, but
only by the large totality of its content and its variety of
expression. My old works contain elements of the new, and the
elements of the old. By eating only a single apple, one cannot
judge the size of the apple tree. History proves that works of
art with a truly spiritual content remain immune to criticism.” –Alexander
Archipenko, in exhibition catalog, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1962
July 28 – September 2: Solo exhibition,
drawings and watercolors Kunsthalle Mannheim, includes 78 works.
August 15 – October 15: Solo show, Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig,
September 12 – December 9: “Europäische Kunst 1912”,
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne
November 17 - January 10: Solo exhibition, Galerie “Im Erker”,
St. Gallen, Switzerland. Presents 31 sculptures and 73 drawings
portfolio “Les Formes Vivantes,” a series of
ten lithographs in an edition of 75, with Erker-Presse in St.Gallen,
April: Solo exhibition, Palazzo Barberini, Rome, exhibition catalog
with essay by Gino Severini
April 27 – June 2: Takes part in “The New Tradition:
Modern Americans Before 1940”, The Corcoran Gallery of Art,
November 5 – 30: Solo exhibition, Centro Culturale S. Fedele,
September – December, traveling exhibition, “Sculpture
in France”, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, New Zealand
February 14 – April 4: Solo exhibition, Galerie Stangl, Munich.
Exhibition includes 50 sculptures and 25 drawings.
Alexander Archipenko dies on February 25 in New York, shortly after
casting his last bronze King Solomon.