Joie De Vivre
Overview for Joie De Vivre in Forest Park
Reservations: Joie De Vivre cannot be reserved.
Park: Forest Park
(Location:Near Steinberg Skating Rink)The statue was donated by Mrs. Mark C. Steinberg. The sculptor Jacques Lipchitz was born in Lithuania in 1891, studied art in Paris in 1909 and moved to the United States in 1941. The statue was executed in 1927, and seven casts of the figure have been made. The inspiration for the work resulted from a serious illness of his sister. He hoped that by creating a form possessing gaiety and vibrancy, he would be able to help her hold onto life.
Sculptor: Jacques Lipchitz
Year Dedicated: 1927