Born in Eurburg, Lithuania on Feb. 28, 1887, William Zorach was brought to the U.S. in 1891. He grew up in Cleveland and later worked as a lithographer while studying at night at the Cleveland School of Art. The winters of 1907 and 1908 were spent in New York City studying at the National Academy of Design.
He spent the year 1920 in Yosemite Valley which resulted in dozens of watercolors, drawings, and oils of the area.
He died in Bath, Maine on Nov. 15, 1966.
Armory Show (NYC), 1913; LACMA, 1940.
MM; LACMA; AIC.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in American Art
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