Marguerite Zorach, ‘Florine Stettheimer Seated in an Armchair’, 20th century, Avery Library

Art Properties, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York, Gift of Mr. Joseph Solomon, 1973 (1973.2.2)

Signature: Signed lower right: Marguerite Zorach; handwritten dedication lower left: Florine / to Joe Solomon

About Marguerite Zorach

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.”

American, 1887-1968, Santa Rosa, California