Head (3/4 view)

  • William Zorach, Head (3/4 view), 1930, cast and painted plaster on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift from the collection of the Zorach children, 1976.145.46

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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.

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“The most simple forms can have a beautiful rhythm.” William Zorach, Zorach Explains Sculpture, 1947

Title
Head (3/4 view)
Artist
Date
1930
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (19.0 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift from the collection of the Zorach children

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast and painted plaster on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – head
Object Number
1976.145.46
Palette
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