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Head (3/4 view)

1930 William Zorach Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966 cast and painted plaster on marble base 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (19.0 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift from the collection of the Zorach children 1976.145.46 Not currently on view


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“The most simple forms can have a beautiful rhythm.” William Zorach, Zorach Explains Sculpture, 1947

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William Zorach enjoyed carving heads because they offered limitless variety. Small carved heads make up more than one-third of his sculpture. The heads are not based on particular people, but were carved according to the shape, color, and texture of the stones he found while vacationing in Maine.

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Figure - head

sculpture

plaster

stone - marble

About William Zorach

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

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