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  • Provenance

    Collection of the Zorach Children (acquired by descent)
    Kraushaar Galleries, New York
    Private Collection
    Collection of Meyer and Vivian Potamkin, Philadelphia (acquired from the above in 1981)
    Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 2003)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2009

  • Exhibited

    Rockland, Maine, William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum; Waterville, Colby College Museum of Art, Worcester Art Museum, William and Marguerite Zorach: The Maine Years; July 1980 - August 1981 (titled as Still Life)
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, American Art from the Collection of Vivian and Meyer P. Potamkin, June 10 – October 1, 1989, p. 14
    East Hampton, Birnam Wood Galleries, Modern Life: American Paintings Between the Wars, July 5 – August 5, 2007

  • Catalogue Essay

    Marguerite Zorach

    Born 1887, Santa Rosa, California
    Died 1968, New York

    1908 Stanford University
    1908-1911 Académie de La Palette, Paris

    Selected museum exhibitions: Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (2011); Colby College of Art Museum, Waterville, Maine (1968); Forum Exhibition of Modern American Painters, New York (1916); Armory Show, New York (1913); Salon d'Automne, Paris (1911) Société des Artistes Indépendants, Paris (1910)
    Selected honors: Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Bates College (1964); Logan Medal of the Arts, Art Institute of Chicago (1920); Silver Medal, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco (1919)

    Selected public collections: Brooklyn Museum; de Young Museum, San Francisco; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Portland Museum of Art, Maine; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art


    American painter Marguerite Zorach lived in Paris from 1908 through 1912, absorbing the influence of Fauvism and associating with figures like Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse, also meeting her future husband, artist William Zorach there. Night Still Life was painted in their home in Maine, where they lived when not in New York. In the colorful still life, Zorach painted a scene from her immediate environment, presenting a windowsill like a stage set that dramatically juxtaposes an abundance of vibrant flowers with the silver pitcher and brilliant yellow curtains.

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Night Still Life

signed “M. Zorach” lower left
oil on canvas
26 1/4 x 30 in. (66.7 x 76.2 cm.)
Painted circa 1940.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019