Physical Details: Photographic print : 1 item : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Creator: John D. Schiff, photographer
Description: Shows Zorach sculpting a bust of a man who sits nearby wearing suit and tie.
Identification on note attached to verso (typewritten): William Zorach (1887- ); influened [sic] by Matisse in his early years, Zorach worked as a painter through phases of abstractionism and cubism; in 1920 he became a sculptor; his work is unmistakably marked by the early influences, but has moved steadily in the direction of a romantic realism in the great American tradition; a staunch advocate of direct carving, he has recently moved from this position into one of greater latitude toward handling the material of the sculptor.
Stamp of John D. Schiff on verso.
Forms part of: Zorach family papers, 1900-1987
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: William Zorach working on a portrait bust, 1948 / John D. Schiff, photographer. Zorach family papers, 1900-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 2555
- Artists at or with their work
- Artists' studios
- Portrait sculpture
- Zorach, William