Zorach, William, 1887-1966

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Katherine Thayer Hobson papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers relating to the 1913 Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zorach, William, 1889-1966. Letter, 1957, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Margarita Bourdon letters Archives of American Art
creatorOf Marie Sterner and Marie Sterner Gallery papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zorach, William, 1887-1966. William Zorach : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Aline Fruhauf papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zorach, William, 1889-1966. Reminiscences of Willam and Marguerite Zorach : oral history, 1957. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Listening to pictures : interviews. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Zorach, William : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Walker Hancock papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jason Schoener papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Robert Laurent papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Joseph Garramone Kokoon Arts Club collection, 1930-1963 Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf John Henry Bradley Storrs papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Minutes of meeting of Group of 8 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Frances Cranmer Greenman papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Max Weber papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Waldo Peirce Papers, 1889-1985 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Dahlov Ipcar papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zorach, William, 1889-1966. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1921-1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Marian King papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zorach, William, 1889-1966. William Zorach papers, 1822-1974 (bulk 1930-1968). Library of Congress
referencedIn Downtown Gallery records Archives of American Art
creatorOf Chaim Gross papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf William Anderson Coffin papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection Archives of American Art
creatorOf Alice Klauber letters Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jacob Getlar Smith papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Chaim Gross Papers, 1937-1964 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Claribel and Etta Cone letters Archives of American Art
referencedIn William Anderson Coffin papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Elizabeth S. Navas papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zorach, William, 1889-1966. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Forbes Watson papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ben Shahn papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kruse, Alexander Z., 1888-1972. Papers of Alexander Z. Kruse, 1890-1972 (bulk 1930s-1960s). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Denys Wortman papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Stewart Klonis papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Forbes Watson papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Federation of Arts records Archives of American Art
creatorOf ZORACH, WILLIAM. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Georgina Klitgaard Papers, 1917-1965 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z and unidentified Houghton Library
referencedIn Shaya Budin collection of exhibition catalogs, DEACCESSIONED Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Photography. Records, Exhibition negatives: installations. William Zorach: Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings, 1911-1922. 1968-1969. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf William Zorach letter to Mr. Shipley Archives of American Art
referencedIn Anita Weschler Papers, 1902-1989, 1924-1960 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Max Weber papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn A.G. (Abel George) Warshawsky papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn George Platt Lynes photographs Archives of American Art
referencedIn José de Creeft papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lynd Ward papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Isabel Bishop papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild Archives of American Art
creatorOf Whitney Museum of American Art. Artists files, [ca. 1930]-1986. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists Archives of American Art
referencedIn Trommer, Marie, b. 1895. Autograph collection, 1920-1951. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Oronzio Maldarelli Papers, 1931-1962 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Zorach, William : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf John D. Morse papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Benedict Tatti papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn George Biddle Papers, 1863-1973, (bulk 1916-1973) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Isabel Bishop papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970. Papers of Waldo Peirce, 1889-1985. Library of Congress
referencedIn Saltsberg, Jerry. Louis Bouche, Reginald Marsh and William Zorach [graphic]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1931. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf The Zorach Family papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists Archives of American Art
referencedIn Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone Papers, 1885-1949. Baltimore Museum of Art Library & Archives
creatorOf Jerry Bywaters papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Imogen Cunningham papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Painting and Sculpture. Institutional file, Exhibitions. William Zorach: paintings, watercolors and drawings, 1911-1922. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Denny Winters papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Imogen Cunningham papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf William Zorach Papers, 1822-1974, (bulk 1930-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Forbes Watson papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Federal art program papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry L. Hopkins Archives of American Art
referencedIn John Henry Bradley Storrs papers Archives of American Art
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Oral history interview with Reuben Nakian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with Lee Bontecou Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with Dahlov Ipcar Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with George Biddle Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with Ilse Bischoff Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with Peter Agostini Archives of American Art
creatorOf Oral history interview with William Zorach Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Agostini, Peter. person
associatedWith American Federation of Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902-1981 person
associatedWith Biddle, George, 1885- person
associatedWith Bischoff, Ilse, 1901-1990 person
associatedWith Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988. person
associatedWith Bontecou, Lee, 1931- person
associatedWith Bourdon, Margarita. person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Painting and Sculpture. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Photography. corporateBody
associatedWith Budin, Shaya. person
correspondedWith Bywaters, Jerry person
associatedWith Carlton, Margaret, 1903-1998. person
associatedWith Carlton, Margaret Gillies, 1903-1998. person
associatedWith Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925. person
associatedWith Columbia University. Oral History Research Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Cone, Etta. person
associatedWith Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. person
associatedWith Daniel Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith De Creeft, José, 1884-1982. person
correspondedWith Dodd, Lamar person
associatedWith Downtown Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Eaves, Winslow, b. 1922 person
correspondedWith Ellerbe and Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959 person
associatedWith Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997. person
correspondedWith Franzheim, Kenneth, 1890-1959 person
associatedWith Fruhauf, Aline, 1909-1978. person
associatedWith Garramone, Joseph person
correspondedWith Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897- person
associatedWith Greenman, Frances Cranmer, 1890-1981. person
associatedWith Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Gussow, Bernard, 1881-1957. person
associatedWith Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970. person
associatedWith Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901- person
associatedWith Herman, Andrew. person
associatedWith Hobson, Katherine Thayer, 1889-1982. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Imogen Cunningham person
associatedWith Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach, 1917- person
associatedWith King, Marian. person
associatedWith Klauber, Alice Ellen, 1871-1951. person
associatedWith Klitgaard, Georgina, 1893- person
associatedWith Klonis, Stewart, 1901-1989. person
associatedWith Kruse, Alexander Z., 1888-1972. person
associatedWith Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970. person
associatedWith Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955. person
correspondedWith Maldarelli, Oronzio, 1892-1962 person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Morse, John D., 1906- person
correspondedWith Murphy & Mackey corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986 person
associatedWith Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. person
associatedWith Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 person
associatedWith Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970. person
correspondedWith Rockefeller family family
correspondedWith Rockefeller family family
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Saltsberg, Jerry. person
associatedWith Sanders, Walt. person
associatedWith Schiff, John. person
associatedWith Schoener, Jason. person
associatedWith Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. person
associatedWith Smith, Jacob Getlar, 1898-1958. person
associatedWith Starr, Louis Morris, 1917-1980, person
associatedWith Sterner, Marie, 1880-1953. person
associatedWith Storrs, John Henry Bradley, 1885-1956. person
associatedWith Tatti, Benedict, 1917-1993. person
associatedWith Trommer, Marie, b. 1895. person
associatedWith Ward, Lynd, 1905- person
associatedWith Warshawsky, A. G. (Abel G.), 1883-1962. person
associatedWith Watson, Forbes person
associatedWith Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960. person
associatedWith Weber, Max person
correspondedWith Weber, Max, 1881-1961 person
associatedWith Weichsel, John, 1870-1946. person
associatedWith Weschler, Anita person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Winters, Denny, 1907-1985. person
associatedWith Wortman, Denys, 1887-1958. person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
correspondedWith Zorach family family
correspondedWith Zorach family family
associatedWith Zorach family. person
associatedWith Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968. person
correspondedWith Zorach, Marguerite, 1889-1966 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Aesthetics
Art, American
Sculpture, American
Art
Art
Art, Abstract
Artists' models
Arts
Football
Painters
Painting, American
Painting, Modern
Sculptors
Sculptors
Sculpture, Modern
Occupation
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Birth 1887-02-28

Death 1966-11-15

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