Three Graces (study for)

Copied William Zorach, Three Graces (study for), 1960, cast and patinated plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, 1971.449.30

Artwork Details

Title
Three Graces (study for)
Date
1960
Dimensions
12 345 126 14 in. (32.414.015.8 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar
Mediums
Mediums Description
cast and patinated plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Study
  • Mythology — classical — Graces
  • Figure group
Object Number
1971.449.30

Artwork Description

William Zorach created this small sculpture as a study for the monumental Three Graces. The three Graces of Greek mythology represent fertility, charm, and beauty, qualities much like Zorach’s interests in life and in art, including nature, youth, motherhood, and lovers. Three Graces also brings together his fascination with the female form and his admiration for ancient Greek art.