William Zorach

Marble carving of a reclining nude woman
Marble carving of a reclining nude woman
Marble carving of a reclining nude woman
Marble carving of a reclining nude woman
Marble carving of a reclining nude woman
Marble carving of a reclining nude woman
Alt text: Detail of sculpture
Alt text: Detail of sculpture

William Zorach
American, 1887 – 1966
The Dream, 1949
Pink marble
9 H. x 12 W. x 5 ¼ D., inches
Signed front right base: Zorach
Signed rear base: Zorach
Signed underneath in red wax pencil: Zorach
Zabriskie Gallery label underneath

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a girl with crossed arms, frontal view
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a girl with crossed arms, angled view
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a girl with crossed arms, side view
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a girl with crossed arms, side view
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a girl with crossed arms, rear view
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a girl with crossed arms, angled view
Alt text: Underside of sculpture with label reading

William Zorach
American, 1887 – 1966
Dahlov with crossed arms (Artist Daughter), c. 1926
Bronze, brown patina
11 H. inches
Signed: Zorach 3/12
Mounted on Black Marble Base

 

Artist Description

Zorach Gorfinkel was born in 1889 into a Lithuanian Jewish family in Jurbarkas (Russian: Eurburg) in Lithuania (then a part of the Russian Empire) as the eighth of ten children, Zorach (then his given name) emigrated with his family to the United States in 1894. They settled in Cleveland, Ohio under the name “Finkelstein”. In school, his first name was changed to “William” by a teacher. Zorach stayed in Ohio for almost 15 years pursuing his artistic endeavors. He worked as a lithographer as a teenager and went on to study painting with Henry G. Keller at the Cleveland School of Art from 1905 to 1907. In 1908, Zorach moved to New York in enroll in the National Academy of Design. In 1910, Zorach moved to Paris with Cleveland artist and lithographer, Elmer Brubeck, to continue his artistic training at the La Palette art school.

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