Small Head

Copied William Zorach, Small Head, ca. 1958-1962, carved stone, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, 1968.154.9

Artwork Details

Title
Small Head
Date
ca. 1958-1962
Dimensions
4 121 341 34 in. (11.44.44.4 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar
Mediums
Mediums Description
carved stone
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Figure — head
Object Number
1968.154.9

Artwork Description

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.

Luce Object Quote

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