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William Zorach

 (1887 - 1966)
William Zorach was active/lived in New York, California, Maine.  William Zorach is known for abstract sculpture, modernist landscape and figure painting.

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Artist Bulletins for William Zorach

3 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Authorization to publish
S. Glusker (06/01/2006)
Can anyone tell me who is the person who can authorize publication of a Zorach work? I'd appreciate it... Thanks, Susannah Glusker

Eric Johnson (08/24/2003)
Hello Ron, William was born as Zorach Bloch in Lithuania, and when his family immigrated to Cleveland they changed the family name to Finkelstein in an effort to Americanize themselves there. Later, one of Zorach's teachers decides his given name should be William to further muddy the family waters. When, after a rather daring peiod of cohabitation, Marguerite Thompson and William Finkelstein wanted something more "dramatic" and searched Hindu names for the perfect one. In the end Marguerite won by returning William's name to him (albeit as a last one) and accepting it as hers. This happened somewhere around August of 1910 from what I can deduce. Good luck with further research, there are few more fascinating family artists. Eric Johnson, Bridgton, Maine

William Zorach name change
R&S fine Arts (08/20/2003)
Can anyone out there tell me when and why William Zorach changed his name from William (Billy) Finkelstein to William Zorach? Had to be prior to 1912. thanks Ron

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