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Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach, 1943-2006

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Hertz, Grace Elizabeth, 1920-  Search this
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Zorach, Peggy  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1943-2006. Thirty-five letters and cards, mainly from William and Marguerite Zorach, document daily activities, visits, and reference art exhibitions and lectures. Also included are a few cards and letters from Tessim and Peggy Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, and one letter from the Dayton Art Institute where Zorach lectured in 1951, for which the visit was facilitated by Elizabeth Hertz.
Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach, 1943-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987.
Biography Note:
(Grace) Elizabeth "Beth" Hertz (1920- ) is an artist and was a student of William Zorach's at the Art Students League in New York. Hertz maintained a relationship with William and Marguerite, as well as with their children Tessim and Dahlov. Following her time as Zorach's student, Hertz visited their summer home at Robinhood Farm in Georgetown, Maine, where she assisted in daily chores while receiving critiques on her artwork. Into the 1950s, visits were more infrequent but Hertz still looked to Zorach for advice on her art career and frequently exchanged news about their families and careers. In 1951 Elizabeth Hertz facilitated William Zorach's guest lecture at the Dayton Art Institute Commencement Dinner.
The Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach, 1943-2006, was donated by Leah Hertz, daughter-in-law of Elizabeth Hertz, in 2017.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Women artists--Ohio  Search this
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Archives of American Art