Marguerite Zorach
American, 1887-1968
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
In the Company of Women: Women Artists from the Collection,
Phoenix Art Museum
American Modernists in the '40s and '50s,
Gerald Peters Gallery
Gerald Peters at The Armory Show 2012,
Gerald Peters Gallery

While self-identifying as a Post-Impressionist, Marguerite Zorach was more prominently known as a pioneer of modernism in the United States. Her work was strongly influenced by Fauvism in the early 20th century, her boldly painted landscapes defined by strong saturated color and solid curving black outlines. Zorach exhibited in the 1913 Armory Show before expanding her practice into embroidery and textile art, and was continually progressive throughout her life, saying, “an art intent on expressing the inner spirit of persons and things will inevitably stray from the outer conventions of color and form.”