Child on a Pony

  • William Zorach, Child on a Pony, 1934, cast plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, 1971.449.19

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“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

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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.

Child on a Pony
On View
25 1/4 x 20 3/4 x 9 in. (64.2 x 52.8 x 22.8 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar

Mediums Description
cast plaster
  • Figure – child
  • Animal – horse
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