• American Paintings  auction at Christies

    Sale 2199

    American Paintings

    29 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 29

    Marguerite Thompson Zorach (1887-1968)

    Ladies Bedstraw

    Price Realised  


    Marguerite Thompson Zorach (1887-1968)
    Ladies Bedstraw
    signed 'Marguerite Zorach' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    32 x 26 in. (81.3 x 66 cm.)

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    In the early Twentieth Century, when Fauvism and Cubism were at their apex in Europe, Marguerite Thompson Zorach traveled to Paris to study art and work with masters such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. It was also in Paris where she met her future husband, artist William Zorach. Ladies Bedstraw is an example of her Synthetic Cubist style, which derives in both sensibility and organic approach from that of her husband's work. Having shown with her husband at the 1913 Armory Show in New York and serving as the first President of the New York Society of Women Artists, Zorach was a pivotal figure in the American Modernist art community.


    The artist.
    Private collection, acquired from the above.