Marguerite Zorach

American, 1887–1968

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Marguerite Zorach

American, 1887–1968

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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.”

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Biography

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.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
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