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Artist:
Marguerite Thompson Zorach, 1887 - 1968  Search this
Sitter:
Marguerite Thompson Zorach, 1887 - 1968  Search this
Dahlov Zorach Ipcar, born 12 Nov 1917  Search this
Medium:
Linocut
Dimensions:
Sheet: 40.2 x 27.5cm (15 13/16 x 10 13/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1927
Exhibition Label:
Marguerite Zorach is best known for her paintings and textiles, but she also made prints that focus on domestic subjects, such as her family and friends. As one of the artists who brought Cubism and Fauvism to the United States after several years of European study, Zorach reveals her interest in the structure of her environment in this stark black-and-white print. Sternly modernist in its staccato rhythms and dense patterning, the composition foregrounds a strong vertical image of the artist herself, with her daughter Dahlov and the family dog cavorting beneath a small table. Zorach was the president of the New York Society of Women Artists around the time that she made this linocut, and she rebuked the art world for not championing women’s work. In 1925, she wrote, “I am certain that had I not had an artist husband, and had I tried to exhibit on my own, I would have had all the difficulties.”
Marguerite Zorach es conocida sobre todo por sus pinturas y textiles, pero también produjo obras gráficas sobre temas domésticos tales como su familia y sus amigos. Después de varios años de estu- dios en Europa, Zorach estuvo entre los artistas que trajeron el cubismo y el fauvismo a Estados Unidos. Este grabado escueto en blanco y negro revela su interés en la estructura de su entorno. Austeramente modernista en su ritmo staccato y densa textura de líneas, la composición muestra en primer plano una fuerte imagen vertical de la artista, con su hija Dahlov y el perro de la familia jugueteando debajo de una pequeña mesa. Zorach era presidenta de la Sociedad de Mujeres Artistas de Nueva York cuando realizó este linograbado, y denunció al mundo del arte por no defender el trabajo de las mujeres. En 1925 escribió: “Estoy segura de que si no hubiera tenido un marido artista y hubiera tratado de exponer mi obra por mi cuenta, habría encontrado toda clase de obstáculos”.
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Marguerite Thompson Zorach: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Marguerite Thompson Zorach: Female  Search this
Dahlov Zorach Ipcar: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Dahlov Zorach Ipcar: Female  Search this
Dahlov Zorach Ipcar: Literature\Writer  Search this
Dahlov Zorach Ipcar: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Dahlov Zorach Ipcar: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Dahlov Zorach Ipcar: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Dahlov Zorach Ipcar: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; the Ruth Bowman and Harry Kahn Twentieth-Century American Self-Portrait Collection
Object number:
NPG.2002.369
Restrictions & Rights:
© The Zorach Collection, LLC
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2002.369