Skip to Content
Today Open today 11–5


A work made of linocut on cream wove tissue.

Image actions

  • A work made of linocut on cream wove tissue.


1920, published 1928


William Zorach
American, 1887-1966

About this artwork

Lithuanian by birth, William Zorach taught at the Art Students League in New York from 1929 to 1960. A sculptor, painter, printmaker, and writer who had studied in Paris in 1910–11, he became part of a small group of modern artists who worked in New York; Provincetown, Massachusetts; and Maine. With his wife, Marguerite Zorach, he showed Fauvist-inspired paintings at the Armory Show in 1913 and Cubist and Expressionist works at the Forum Exhibition of 1916. In this linocut, Zorach exploited the clean lines and smooth surface of the medium to create a Cubist construction in which figure and space are not entirely differentiated.


Currently Off View


Prints and Drawings


William Zorach




United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1920


Linocut on cream wove tissue


Image: 29.1 × 22 cm (11 1/2 × 8 11/16 in.); Sheet: 40.4 × 27.2 cm (15 15/16 × 10 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number


Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.


Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions