Dahlov (The Artist’s Daughter)

  • William Zorach, Dahlov (The Artist's Daughter), 1920, unfired ceramic, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of International Business Machines Corporation, 1966.27.13

William Zorach’s daughter Dahlov posed for many of his drawings and sculptures. He loved his children dearly and based much of his art on his relationships with them. Their secret lives” and creative spirits particularly fascinated Zorach, so that when Dahlov began painting at an early age, he saved everything she ever made. When she was eighteen, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City produced a show of her work titled Exhibition of Creative Growth.

To hire a model and sit down to work has no meaning to me. My children, my wife, the animals I know, the people who enter my life … these are my material.” Artist’s statement, William Zorach, American Artists Group Monograph No. 151945

Title
Dahlov (The Artist’s Daughter)
Artist
Date
1920
Location
Dimensions
13 1210 5810 12 in. (34.327.026.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of International Business Machines Corporation

Mediums
Mediums Description
unfired ceramic
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Zorach, Dahlov – head
  • Portrait female – Zorach, Dahlov – child
Object Number
1966.27.13
Palette
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