The Artist's Daughter
1930 William Zorach Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966 marble 25 3/8 x 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (64.3 x 31.2 x 26.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Tessim Zorach 1968.25 Not currently on view
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“To hire a model and sit down to work has no meaning to me. My children, my wife, the animals I know, the people who enter my life . . . these are my material.” Artist’s statement, William Zorach, American Artists Group Monograph No. 15, 1945
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William Zorach’s daughter Dahlov posed for many of his drawings and sculptures. He loved his children dearly and based much of his art on his relationships with them. Their “secret lives” and creative spirits particularly fascinated Zorach, so that when Dahlov began painting at an early age, he saved everything she ever made. When she was eighteen, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City produced a show of her work titled Exhibition of Creative Growth.
Portrait female - Zorach, Dahlov - bust
Portrait female - Zorach, Dahlov - nude
stone - marble
About William Zorach
Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966
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