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Embrace (finished study)

ca. 1933 William Zorach Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966 cast and painted plaster 17 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 6 in. (44.5 x 22.0 x 15.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Tessim Zorach 1970.65.15 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47A


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Embrace is a study for a large-scale sculpture that was cast in bronze. This is a portrayal of intimate physical love, but also represents the intensity of emotion and profound closeness of the lovers. To William Zorach, love was a fundamental, universal part of life and he was astonished at its lack of representation as a theme in sculpture during that time.

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Figure group - nude

Recreation - courting

Study

sculpture

plaster

About William Zorach

Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966

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