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Three Graces (study for)

1960 William Zorach Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966 cast and patinated plaster 12 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (32.4 x 14.0 x 15.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar 1971.449.30 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47A


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William Zorach created this small sculpture as a study for the monumental Three Graces. The three Graces of Greek mythology represent fertility, charm, and beauty, qualities much like Zorach’s interests in life and in art, including nature, youth, motherhood, and lovers. Three Graces also brings together his fascination with the female form and his admiration for ancient Greek art.

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Mythology - classical - Graces

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About William Zorach

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

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