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Innocence (Figure of Girl - Dahlov)

1928 William Zorach Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966 cast and patinated plaster 49 1/8 x 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (124.8 x 21.6 x 26.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar 1968.154.143 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Innocence (Figure of Girl - Dahlov)

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“To hire a model and sit down to work has no meaning to me. My children, my wife, the animals I know, the people who enter my life . . . these are my material.” Artist’s statement, William Zorach, American Artists Group Monograph No. 15, 1945

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William Zorach’s daughter Dahlov posed for many of his drawings and sculptures. He loved his children dearly and based much of his art on his relationships with them. Their “secret lives” and creative spirits particularly fascinated Zorach, so that when Dahlov began painting at an early age, he saved everything she ever made. When she was eighteen, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City produced a show of her work titled Exhibition of Creative Growth.


Allegory - quality - innocence

Portrait female - Zorach, Dahlov - child

Portrait female - Zorach, Dahlov - nude



About William Zorach

Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966

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