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William Zorach working on a portrait bust, 1948

Schiff, John D., photographer


Item Information

Title: William Zorach working on a portrait bust

Date: 1948

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: Schiff, John D., photographer

Forms part of: The Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: John D. Schiff. William Zorach working on a portrait bust, 1948. The Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 2555