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Kneeling Boy with Bird and Dog

ca. 1935 William Zorach Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966 cast plaster 14 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (36.2 x 17 x 19 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar 1968.154.137 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47A


Luce Center Quote

“I love animals and people; I am a social human being and yet a solitary one.” Artist’s statement, William Zorach, American Artists Group Monograph No. 15, 1945

Luce Center Label

In Child on a Pony and Kneeling Boy with Bird and Dog, William Zorach brought together his interests in children and animals, treating the themes much as he did that of mother and child, with tenderness and dignity. Zorach once said, “I like my sculpture solid,” and here in Child on a Pony the spaces under the girl’s arms and between the horse’s legs have not been carved out. In addition to emphasizing the closeness of the figures, this technique reassured Zorach that his work would be preserved for future generations.

Keywords

Animal - bird

Animal - dog

Figure male - child

sculpture

plaster

About William Zorach

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

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