Happy Birthday Jean Ipousteguy!! Born in 1920, Frenchman Jean Ipousteguy was originally named Jean Robert, later taking his mother’s maiden name, Ipousteguy. He took art lessons in Paris. Following World War II, he painted and worked in stained glass for a time but in 1949 changed his name moved to Choisy-le-Roi and focused on sculpture. The patinaed bronze head below seems to emerge from a wall.