ZORACH, William

American (1889-1966)

Marine, 1915-16

Linoleum cut printed in colors on laid japan paper.
One of two known experimental proofs printed in colors a la poupée (apart from a small edition in black ink).
Signed in pencil. 6 ¼ x 7 ½ in.

This unique color proof of Zorach’s Marine is an important modernist print.  Zorach and his wife, Marguerite, were avant-garde artists who exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show. His early years in Paris exposed him to Fauvism and Cubism and this print shows a Fauvist influence in the  rhythmic forms and vivid colors.  Zorach printed his linocuts by hand without a press.