Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889
Died: Bath, Maine 1966
carved stone 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (11.4 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47A
Luce Center Quote
“The most simple forms can have a beautiful rhythm.” William Zorach, Zorach Explains Sculpture, 1947
Luce Center Label
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.
Figure - head
About William Zorach
Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966
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