William Zorach. Child with Cat. 1926

William Zorach Child with Cat 1926

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Zorach's sculpture depicts a favorite subject of his, his daughter Dahlov, embracing one of the family's cats. Carved from Tennessee marble, the work retains a sense of the weight and mass of the stone. Zorach allowed his materials to help shape his composition, with his chosen form seeming to emerge organically from them. "Real sculpture is something monumental," he once said, "something hewn from solid mass, something with repose, with inner and outer form, with strength and power."

Gallery label from American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe, August 17, 2013–January 26, 2014 .
Tennessee marble
21 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 7 1/2" (55.4 x 28.6 x 19 cm) including base
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sam A. Lewisohn
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© The Zorach Collection, LLC
Painting and Sculpture

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