Levis Fine Art

William Zorach

(American, 1887–1966)

novation by william zorach

William Zorach

Novation, 1935

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the purveyor by william zorach

William Zorach

The Purveyor, 1952

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Biography

Timeline

1908 - 1910
Moves to New York to study art at the National Academy of Design
1910 - 1911
Travels to Paris and enrolls at La Palette, an art school; at La Palette meets future wife and artist, Marguerite Thompson; he and Marguerite participate in group exhibition at Salon d’Automne, Paris; William returns to Cleveland
1915 - 1916
Joint exhibition with Marguerite at Daniel Gallery, New York
1917 - 1919
Included in group show at Society of Independent Artists, New York; his interest in sculpture yields his first carving; summers in New Hampshire and works on tapestries with Marguerite, 1918; rekindles friendship with John Marin; summers in Maine, 1919
1921 - 1922
Exhibits in group show at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; joint exhibition with Marguerite at Dayton Museum of Art, Ohio, 1922
1929 - 1930
Starts teaching at the Art Students League, New York, continuing until 1960; included in annual group exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and again in 1934, 1939 to 1942
1933 - 1934
Group exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Downtown Gallery
1945 - 1946
Solo exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; visiting artist (with Marguerite) at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine; joint exhibition with Marguerite at California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
1887
Born Zorach Samovich in Eurbick, Lithuania
1893
Samovich family immigrates to Cleveland, Ohio; family adopts “Finkelstein” as new surname