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Bronze Head of William Zorach

before 1947 Anita Weschler Born: New York, New York 1903 Died: New York, New York, 2000 bronze on metal base 15 x 8 x 11 in. (38.1 x 20.2 x 27.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift from the collection of the Zorach children 1976.145.24 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47A


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Anita Weschler sculpted this portrait of William Zorach while studying the direct carving method with him at the Art Students League in New York City. Zorach was a prolific sculptor, particularly well known for his multifigure sculptures of mothers and children, children and animals, and lovers. He enjoyed his position at the Art Students League, of which he said, “I don’t teach, I watch talent unfold.”

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Occupation - art - painter

Occupation - art - printmaker

Occupation - art - sculptor

Portrait male - Zorach, William

Portrait male - Zorach, William - head

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About Anita Weschler

Born: New York, New York 1903 Died: New York, New York, 2000