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Zorach family papers, 1900-1987

Creator:
Zorach family  Search this
Subject:
Zorach, William  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6932
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209061
AAA_collcode_zorazora
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209061
Online Media:

(Untitled--Hand with Book) {recto}; Tessim Standing {verso}

Artist:
William Zorach, born Eurburg, Lithuania 1889-died Bath, ME 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach  Search this
Medium:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 1/2 x 11 1/8 in. (21.6 x 28.1 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure\fragment\hand  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Object\written matter\book  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dahlov Ipcar and Tessim Zorach
Object number:
1968.154.113A-B
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b3ba664c-b5d0-4d12-826e-60ed21132a22
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.154.113A-B

Child Drinking {recto}; Child Drinking {verso}

Artist:
William Zorach, born Eurburg, Lithuania 1889-died Bath, ME 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach  Search this
Tessim Zorach  Search this
Medium:
pen and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 8 in. (26.7 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1932
Topic:
Study  Search this
Recreation\leisure\eating and drinking  Search this
Portrait male\family portrait  Search this
Portrait male\child  Search this
Object\other\dish  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dahlov Ipcar and Tessim Zorach
Object number:
1968.154.267A-B
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e21484cd-6e6e-4951-aac9-2643e14565db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.154.267A-B

Tessim

Artist:
William Zorach, born Eurburg, Lithuania 1889-died Bath, ME 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach  Search this
Tessim Zorach  Search this
Medium:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
23 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (59.7 x 46.9 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1925
Topic:
Portrait male\family portrait  Search this
Portrait male\child  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dahlov Ipcar and Tessim Zorach
Object number:
1968.154.337
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d2d3c5a6-b751-40d7-9185-462b9aedae97
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.154.337

Merry Christmas from the Zorachs

Artist:
Marguerite Zorach, born Santa Rosa, CA 1887-died New York City 1968  Search this
William Zorach, born Eurburg, Lithuania 1889-died Bath, ME 1966  Search this
Printer:
Tessim Zorach, born New York City 1915-died Bath, ME 1995  Search this
Medium:
linoleum cut on paper
Dimensions:
image: 9 x 6 1/8 in. (23.0 x 15.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1916
Topic:
Figure group\family  Search this
Figure group\male and child  Search this
Waterscape\time\sunset  Search this
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas  Search this
Object\written matter\letter  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dahlov Ipcar and Tessim Zorach
Object number:
1968.154.759
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk798d7db8c-f5d0-46e0-a128-01d708d2e7ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.154.759

Merry Xmas from W and M and Tessim Zorach

Artist:
Marguerite Zorach, born Santa Rosa, CA 1887-died New York City 1968  Search this
William Zorach, born Eurburg, Lithuania 1889-died Bath, ME 1966  Search this
Printer:
Tessim Zorach, born New York City 1915-died Bath, ME 1995  Search this
Medium:
linoleum cut on paper
Dimensions:
image: 8 1/4 in. (21.0 cm) diam.
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1915
Topic:
Figure group\nude  Search this
Landscape\tree\pine tree  Search this
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas  Search this
Object\written matter\letter  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dahlov Ipcar and Tessim Zorach
Object number:
1968.154.760
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e6dedbcb-a6c7-474f-86dd-680b6156819b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.154.760

Born to the Zorachs, a Little Baby Girl At... Nov. 12, 1917

Artist:
Marguerite Zorach, born Santa Rosa, CA 1887-died New York City 1968  Search this
William Zorach, born Eurburg, Lithuania 1889-died Bath, ME 1966  Search this
Printer:
Tessim Zorach, born New York City 1915-died Bath, ME 1995  Search this
Medium:
linoleum cut on paper
Dimensions:
image: 3 13/16 x 6 3/8 in. (9.7 x 17.2 cm.)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1917
Topic:
Figure  Search this
Animal\horse  Search this
Object\written matter  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dahlov Ipcar and Tessim Zorach
Object number:
1968.154.761
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk79a81e1ce-bfd0-427c-8a5b-dc687f7be494
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.154.761

Sketchbook

Artist:
William Zorach, born Eurburg, Lithuania 1889-died Bath, ME 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach  Search this
Medium:
pencil and conte crayon on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 x 8 in. (25.3 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1929
Topic:
Waterscape  Search this
Architecture\boat  Search this
Figure  Search this
Landscape\Maine  Search this
Occupation\transportation\captain  Search this
Portrait male\family portrait  Search this
Object number:
1970.65.218
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7499da00e-9a18-4295-8043-9792dccf7da1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1970.65.218

(Tessim Washing Hands)

Artist:
Marguerite Zorach, born Santa Rosa, CA 1887-died New York City 1968  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach  Search this
Medium:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (28.1 x 21.7 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Recreation\leisure\grooming  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach
Object number:
1970.65.81
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk792b4bbb9-49b9-4582-b3b7-86c3d700b87f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1970.65.81

(Study for Painting of Tessim)

Artist:
Marguerite Zorach, born Santa Rosa, CA 1887-died New York City 1968  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach  Search this
Medium:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (28.1 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Portrait male\family portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach
Object number:
1970.65.86
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77fbe3530-10af-45fb-9016-268aa8991cf4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1970.65.86

Sketch of Tessim Zorach

Artist:
William Zorach, born Eurburg, Lithuania 1889-died Bath, ME 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach  Search this
Medium:
pen and ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. (27.5 x 19.8 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1921
Topic:
Study  Search this
Portrait male\head  Search this
Study\sculpture study  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach
Object number:
1986.16.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7f3dc51e2-bba6-4c5b-988f-54f703a81afa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1986.16.6

Tessim Zorach

Artist:
William Zorach, 28 Feb 1887 - Nov 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach, 1915 - 6 Mar 1995  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
59.7 x 46.9cm (23 1/2 x 18 7/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1925
Topic:
Tessim Zorach: Male  Search this
Tessim Zorach: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Tessim Zorach: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Object number:
1968.154.337 SAAM
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45d321f14-bbcc-401e-85d3-68b7d2007c74
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1968.154.337_SAAM

Tessim Zorach

Artist:
William Zorach, 28 Feb 1887 - Nov 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach, 1915 - 6 Mar 1995  Search this
Medium:
Pen, ink, and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
27.5 x 19.9cm (10 13/16 x 7 13/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1921
Topic:
Tessim Zorach: Male  Search this
Tessim Zorach: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Tessim Zorach: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Object number:
1986.16.6 SAAM
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm446cafdad-9760-44b9-9be5-edc416aa0fdf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1986.16.6_SAAM

Tessim Zorach

Artist:
William Zorach, 28 Feb 1887 - Nov 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach, 1915 - 6 Mar 1995  Search this
Medium:
Graphite
Dimensions:
33.9cm x 24.4cm (13 3/8" x 9 5/8"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1920
Topic:
Tessim Zorach: Male  Search this
Tessim Zorach: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Tessim Zorach: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Portland Museum of Art
Website: www.portlandmuseum.org/
Object number:
1980.86
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fd696920-cc70-4f20-89c1-d3317880d952
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1980.86

Tessim with Chello

Artist:
William Zorach, 28 Feb 1887 - Nov 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach, 1915 - 6 Mar 1995  Search this
Medium:
Graphite
Dimensions:
27.6cm x 21.2cm (10 7/8" x 8 3/8"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1930
Topic:
Tessim Zorach: Male  Search this
Tessim Zorach: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Tessim Zorach: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Portland Museum of Art
Website: www.portlandmuseum.org/
Object number:
1980.95
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm417b48f37-94fd-42df-bdee-32f6615b1778
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1980.95

Tessim Zorach

Artist:
William Zorach, 28 Feb 1887 - Nov 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Tessim Zorach, 1915 - 6 Mar 1995  Search this
Medium:
Graphite
Dimensions:
48cm x 31.5cm (18 7/8" x 12 3/8"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1935
Topic:
Tessim Zorach: Male  Search this
Tessim Zorach: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Tessim Zorach: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: William A Farnsworth Library & Art Museum
Website: farnsworthmuseum.org/
Object number:
80.13.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b97c41ba-19a8-4cb7-a591-b929c3edcb15
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_80.13.15

Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach

Creator:
Hertz, Grace Elizabeth, 1920-  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach, 1917-  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, Peggy  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1943-2006
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
(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.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987.
Provenance:
The Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach, 1943-2006, was donated by Leah Hertz, daughter-in-law of Elizabeth Hertz, in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Women artists--Ohio  Search this
Citation:
Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach, 1943-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hertgrac
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Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hertgrac

The Zorach Family papers

Creator:
Zorach Family  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach, 1917-  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
4.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Prints
Articles
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Notes
Writings
Date:
1900-1987
Summary:
The Zorach Family papers measure 4.4 linear feet and consist of materials relating to the lives and careers of sculptor and painter William Zorach, his wife painter and weaver Marguerite, and their children, painter and multi-media artist Dahlov Ipcar and collector and art dealer Tessim Zorach. The bulk of the papers consists of letters to Tessim regarding his parent's artwork. Additional materials include scattered letters to William Zorach; writings and notes by William, Marguerite, and Tessim; a sketchbook and drawings by William; prints by Marguerite; Marguerite's scrapbook; printed materials; and photographs of the Zorach family and of William Zorach in his studio and at work.
Scope and Content Note:
The Zorach Family papers measure 4.4 linear feet and consist of materials relating to the lives and careers of sculptor and painter William Zorach, his wife painter and weaver Marguerite, and their children, painter and multi-media artist Dahlov Ipcar and collector and art dealer Tessim Zorach. The bulk of the papers consists of letters to Tessim regarding his parent's artwork. Additional materials include scattered letters to William Zorach; writings and notes by William, Marguerite, and Tessim; a sketchbook and drawings by William; prints by Marguerite; Marguerite's scrapbook; printed materials; and photographs of the Zorach family and of William Zorach in his studio and at work.

The majority of correspondence is between Tessim Zorach and various museums and galleries concerning exhibitions and donations of his parents' works of art. There are scattered letters to William Zorach among the correspondence. Business records consist of materials relating to the Collection of the Zorach Children, including lists of works of art by the Zorach's, a file relating to an exhibition of Zorach artwork at the Brooklyn Museum, and photographs of works of art considered for donation.

Writings and Notes include a typescript of an article written by Marguerite Zorach, writings by William Zorach, a typescript of Young Poems by William and Marguerite, as well as articles written by others about the Zorachs. Artwork by Marguerite Zorach includes two prints and a tracing. Also found is one sketchbook, and additional drawings by William Zorach. There is one unsigned lithograph.

The majority of exhibition announcements, catalogs, and clippings concern William and Marguerite Zorach although there are two announcements for Dahlov Ipcar. There is one scrapbook of clippings about Marguerite.

The papers include photographs of Marguerite and William Zorach, their parents, baby photos of Tessim and Dahlov, family pictures of the Zorachs, and of Marguerite and William in their studios. There are several folders of William Zorach working in his studios and additional photos of him carving a relief sculpture and a sculpture for the Southwest Bank. Most of these photographs contain detailed annotations written by William Zorach about the work. There is one folder of photographs of William in France in 1910-1911, including one of Zorach in Roi Partridge's studio. There is one photograph of Zorach taken by Ansel Adams in Yosemite, a photo of Zorach working by Arnold Newman, and several taken by Imogen Cunnigham.

Other photographs are of works of art, most of which depict William's works.

Artifacts include Marguerite's batik tools and approximately fifty commercially made printing blocks.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1907-1969 (Box 1, 6; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1982 (Box 1-2; 1.75 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, 1967-1971, circa 1960s-1970s (Box 2-3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1930s-1973, 1987 (Box 3; 8 folders)

Series 5: Artworks, 1900-circa 1920s (Box 3, 6; 12 folders)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1922-1953 (Box 3; 1 folder)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1912-1982 (Box 3; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1908-1966 (Box 3-5; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 9: Artifacts, circa 1910s, circa 1950s (Box 4; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
William Zorach (1887-1966) was a modernist painter and sculptor working primarily in New York city, along with his wife Marguerite (1887-1968) who worked as a fauvist painter, printmaker, and textile artist. Their children were painter Dahlov Ipcar (1917-) and art collector Tessim Zorach (1915-1995.)

Born in Lithuania, William Zorach immigrated to the United States where his family settled in Cleveland, Ohio. An early interest in art led to a printmaking apprenticeship. He then moved to New York City and enrolled in the National Academy of Design where he studied painting and drawing. In 1910, Zorach traveled to Paris to study and where he met his wife Marguerite Thompson at the La Palette art school. Marguerite grew up in Fresno, California and studied art at Stanford University. Both artists were heavily influenced by the fauvist and cubist art movements.

Returning to America, Marguerite and William married and both continued to create and experiment with varied media. Their paintings were featured in the 1913 New York City Armory Show and they are credited with being among the first artists to introduce European modernist styles to American modernism. The Zorachs were very close both as a couple and as working active artists.

In the 1920s, Marguerite began to experiment with textiles and created large, fine art tapestries and hooked rugs. Also, she used batik dying techniques on fabrics. William also expanded his genre by creating direct sculpture in 1918, which would become his primary medium.

In 1915, William and Marguerite started a family with their son, Tessim. Two years later, their daughter Dahlov was born. The Zorachs divided the year and lived in New York City, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. In 1923, the family bought a farm on Georgetown Island, Maine where they lived, worked, and entertained friends.

Dahlov and Tessim were exposed to art from an early age. Dahlov showed artistic promise as a child and her parents supported her creativity by allowing her to express herself without formal training. Dahlov pursued painting and later became an illustrator for children's books. Additionally, she wrote fantasy novels and short stories. Dahlov married Adolf Ipcar in 1936. Like the rest of his family, Tessim Zorach developed an interest of art and along with his wife Peggy, he amassed a large private collection of ancient to modern art.

William and Marguerite continued to sculpt and paint until their deaths in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

Together, Dahlov and Tessim established the Collection of the Zorach Children which coordinated donations of their parents' art to many museums throughout the United States and the world. The artwork of both artists is found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Delaware Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Farnsworth Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Philips Collection, and educational institutions such as Colby College, University of Vermont, Williams College, Bowdoin College, and the University of Virginia. In addition William has works associated with many public buildings, among them: Radio City Music Hall, New York City Municipal Court, the U.S. Post Office in Washington D.C. as well as Farleigh Dickinson University.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds the Dahlov Ipcar papers, 1906-1997. Also found is one oral history interview with William Zorach conducted by by John D. Morse on April 2, 1959 and an oral history interview with Dahlov Ipcar conducted by Robert F. Brown on November 13, 1979.

The bulk of William Zorach's papers are held by the Library of Congress.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming on reels NY59-1-NY59-4 and NY59-19. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are now held by the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division. This material is not described in the collection container inventory or finding aid.
Provenance:
William Zorach lent papers for microfilming to the Archives of American Art in 1959. Tessim Zorach donated materials between 1976-1987.
Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Zorach Family papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Prints
Articles
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Notes
Writings
Citation:
The Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.zorazora
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The Zorach Family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zorazora

William and Marguerite Zorach with their children Tessim and Dahlov, and Bertram Hartman in Robinhood Cove, Maine

Subject:
Hartman, C. Bertram  Search this
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1929
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15878
See more items in:
Zorach family papers, 1900-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15878
Online Media:

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

Creator:
Hertz, Grace Elizabeth, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Zorach, Peggy  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17522
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)391128
AAA_collcode_hertgrac
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_391128

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