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William Zorach working on a portrait bust

William Zorach working on a portrait bust

Zorach, William

Item Information

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.

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.

Creator: Zorach, William

Forms part of: Zorach family papers, 1900-1987

Digital ID: 2555