Lyman E Kipp Jr was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Leaves Pratt to begin work at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as a student and a teacher.
The Cranbrook work produces "Spheres and Spores"
Begins teaching at The Harvey School, Katonah, New York and introduces his work to Betty Parsons. He begins experimenting with large plaster objects and bronze casting. In August, after a trip to Mexico, KIPP contracts non-paralytic polio which has him confined to a hospital for weeks while regaining strength.
Begins a teaching stint at Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
While teaching at Bennington, KIPP finds time to also teach classes at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Leaves Bennington and Pratt to teach at Hunter College, New York, New York with a distinguished art faculty including Tony Smith. He is eventually appointed art faculty chair.
KIPP's work begins to elevate on pilotis and becomes pared down.
With the endorsement and recommendation of Betty Parsons, KIPP is awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
KIPP accepts a Winter Artist in Residency at Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, New Hampshire.
KIPP deviates from casting and begins creating objects from ready made wood shapes. At the '65 Parsons show he displays Dolmens...large colorful, imposing and
KIPP receives a Fulbright Grant and begins a 9 year teaching position at Lehman College, New York, New York. He is selected to show in the pivotal "Primary Structures" show at the Jewish Museum in New York City entering Andy's Carte Blanch.
KIPP is awarded a Summer Research Grant from City University of New York
KIPP receives the City University Faculty Research Award in New York
KIPP begins to introduce colorful planes in his work and starts to experiment with nuts and bolts as a means to join the structures. This allows the pieces to be broken down quickly and increases their portability.
KIPP again receives the City University Faculty Research Award in New York
KIPP receives a GSA grant and creates Highline for the city of Van Nuys, Ca.
The Art Park in Lewiston, New York elects to provide KIPP with a solo opportunity. KIPP travels to several schools throughout the States conducting lectures and seminars usually resulting in two pieces at each location. One is considered a leave behind while the other is for his collection; for example, Cherokee and Chicksaw.
Rents studio space on Worth Street in Tribeca from Bill Barrett along with Hans Van de Bovenkamp.
KIPP introduces triangles into his forms palette as appears in Ali.
KIPP produces many maquettes and begins to experiemnt with florescent colors.
Hand Hollow Foundation, New York
KIPP receives a Schuster Grant
Travels to Australia for the Irving Sculpture Gallery show that includes many wall pieces that introduce a new muted color palette.
KIPP passes away peacefully at his Bonita Springs, FL residence on March 30.