William Zorach


Birthday February 28, 1887

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Lithuania

DEATH DATE Nov 5, 1966 (79)

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Twentieth-century sculptor, printmaker, and painter who received the prestigious Logan Medal of the Arts.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Cleveland School of Art from 1905 to 1907; afterwards, he moved to Paris, where he studied at La Palette.


He influenced the development of American modernist art by incorporating into his work elements of cubism and fauvism.

Family Life

He was the eighth child of 10 that were born to a Lithuanian Jewish family residing in Jurbarkas. He married Marguerite Thompson in December of 1912.

Associated With

He was influenced by Paul Cezanne and other European artists.