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William Zorach, ‘Landscape with Waterfall’, 1915, Gerald Peters Gallery
William Zorach, ‘Landscape with Waterfall’, 1915, Gerald Peters Gallery
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William Zorach

Landscape with Waterfall, 1915

Watercolor and pencil on paper
14 × 10 in
35.6 × 25.4 cm
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New York, Santa Fe
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About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed and dated lower left: William Zorach, 1915
William Zorach
Lithuanian-American, 1887–1966
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Drawing heavily from Cubism and Fauvism, William Zorach turned to the natural world for inspiration for his watercolor paintings. He was intensely moved by Ralph Waldo Emerson's essays about nature, relating Emerson's desire to shed traditional modes of thought with the innovation that early American modernists were promoting. Zorach’s landscape paintings reflect the power and spontaneity of the natural world. “There are things one does for the pure love of form and color, in the easy abandonment to the moods and the fancies of the moment,” he said. “These are my watercolors.” Later in life, Zorach would turn primarily to sculpture, creating stylized figurative works with which he explored themes of his domestic life with wife and fellow artist Marguerite.

William Zorach, ‘Landscape with Waterfall’, 1915, Gerald Peters Gallery
William Zorach, ‘Landscape with Waterfall’, 1915, Gerald Peters Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated lower left: William Zorach, 1915
William Zorach
Lithuanian-American, 1887–1966
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Drawing heavily from Cubism and Fauvism, William Zorach turned to the natural world for inspiration for his watercolor paintings. He was intensely moved by Ralph Waldo Emerson's essays about nature, relating Emerson's desire to shed traditional modes of thought with the innovation that early American modernists were promoting. Zorach’s landscape paintings reflect the power and spontaneity of the natural world. “There are things one does for the pure love of form and color, in the easy abandonment to the moods and the fancies of the moment,” he said. “These are my watercolors.” Later in life, Zorach would turn primarily to sculpture, creating stylized figurative works with which he explored themes of his domestic life with wife and fellow artist Marguerite.

William Zorach

Landscape with Waterfall, 1915

Watercolor and pencil on paper
14 × 10 in
35.6 × 25.4 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York, Santa Fe
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