Zorach, William, 1887-1966

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1887-02-28
Death 1966-11-15
Americans

Biographical notes:

Sculptor, painter; interviewees are married.

From the description of Reminiscences of Willam and Marguerite Zorach : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309727160

William Zorach (1887-1966) was a sculptor and painter from New York, N.Y.

From the description of William Zorach letter to Mr. Shipley, Feb. 8, 1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756821127

Artist.

From the description of William Zorach papers, 1822-1974 (bulk 1930-1968). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131068

Sculptor; Brooklyn, N.Y.; b. 1887; d. 1966.

From the description of William Zorach interview, 1959 Apr. 2 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82680459

From the description of Oral history interview with William Zorach, 1959 Apr. 2 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 312025112

Biographical Note

  • 1889, Feb. 28: Born, Euberick, Lithuania
  • 1891: Immigrated with family to the United States
  • 1903 - 1906 : Apprenticed at Morgan Lithograph Co., Cleveland, Ohio; studied at Cleveland School of Act, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1908 - 1910 : Studied at National Academy of Design, New York, N.Y.
  • 1910: Studied at La Palette, Paris, France
  • 1912: Married Marguerite Thompson (died 1968)
  • 1913: Exhibited in Armory Show, New York, N.Y.
  • 1927 - 1930 : Executed sculpture “Mother and Child”
  • 1929 - 1957 : Instructor, Art Students League, New York, N.Y.
  • 1931: Awarded Logan Medal for sculpture, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1932: Commissioned to execute “Spirit of the Dance” in Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y. Awarded Logan Prize for watercolor, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1936 - 1940 : Executed sculpture “Youth”
  • 1937: Awarded commission by U. S. Treasury to execute Benjamin Franklin statue for the Post Office, Washington, D.C.
  • 1939: Executed monument “Builders of the Future,” New York World’s Fair, New York, N.Y.
  • 1947: Published Zorach Explains Sculpture. New York: American Artists Group
  • 1961: Received Gold Medal for sculpture, National Institute of Arts and Letters
  • 1966, Nov. 15: Died, Bath, Maine
  • 1967: Posthumous publication of autobiography, Art Is My Life. Cleveland: World Pub.

From the guide to the William Zorach Papers, 1822-1974, (bulk 1930-1968), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Artists' models
  • Sculptors
  • Aesthetics
  • Art--Study and teaching
  • Art, American
  • Painters--Interviews
  • Sculptors--Interviews
  • Sculpture, Modern--20th century
  • Arts
  • Art, Abstract
  • Art--American (?)--Reproductions
  • Painting, Modern--20th century
  • Painting, American
  • Sculpture, American
  • Football

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  • Artists

Places:

  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)