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Head of Abraham Walkowitz

1943 William Zorach Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966 plaster 12 3/4 x 9 5/8 x 10 in. (32.3 x 24.5 x 25.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar 1968.154.130 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47A


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Abraham Walkowitz moved to New York City from Siberia at age nine. The people and places of New York inspired him, and although his art was representational, it had an expressionistic, slightly abstract quality. Walkowitz displayed his work at the 291 Gallery, a popular meeting place for artists and art lovers, including William Zorach. Zorach loved creative people, and Walkowitz was one of his closest friends.

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Occupation - art - artist

Portrait male - Walkowitz, Abraham - head

sculpture

plaster

About William Zorach

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

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