Gerald Peters Gallery Contemporary

Alice Levi Duncan
Senior Director
aduncan@gpgalleryny.com

American Modernists in the Age of Abstraction: Marguerite Zorach, William Zorach, Max Weber and Harold Weston

 

All four of these early 20th century artists were critically acclaimed painters and sculptors from the time of their first exhibitions in the NY art world.  They were variously associated with the Armory Show of 1913 and worked with renowned dealers Alfred Stieglitz, Montross or Downtown Gallery.

Weber (1881-1961) was declared the pioneer of modern art in America though he was not acknowledged for his role until mid-career.  Both Zorachs transitioned their modernist aesthetic into other medium after World War I.   Marguerite (1887-1968) used large scale textiles to translate her decorative non narrative viewpoint in major commissions, while Bill (1889-1966) became one of the most successful sculptors in the years between the two wars.  Weston (1894-1972) began exhibiting years after these initial modernists and his interaction with the Avant Garde in Paris happened at least a decade later, yet his works from the 1920’s was much admired by Stieglitz, John Marin, Duncan Phillips, etc.  In the 1930’s his success culminated in museum exhibits and acquisitions.

The current exhibition presents the issue of transformation of established artists in a period of political, social, and artistic revolution.

 


							

									Howard Weston									Relic, Stone Series #32 1938									Gouache on paper, 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Howard Weston

Relic, Stone Series #32 1938
Gouache on paper, 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

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									Howard Weston									Fantasy of Flight 1962									Gouache on paper, 33 x 26 3/4 inches

Howard Weston

Fantasy of Flight 1962
Gouache on paper, 33 x 26 3/4 inches

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									Howard Weston									Cyclops Cornered 1961									Oil on canvas, 26 x 32 inches

Howard Weston

Cyclops Cornered 1961
Oil on canvas, 26 x 32 inches

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									Howard Weston									And the Glory 1967									Oil on canvas, 29 1/4 x 49 1/4 inches

Howard Weston

And the Glory 1967
Oil on canvas, 29 1/4 x 49 1/4 inches

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									Max Weber									Abstract Tassels  1914									Gouache on paper, 22 x 11 1/4 inches

Max Weber

Abstract Tassels 1914
Gouache on paper, 22 x 11 1/4 inches

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									Max Weber									Flowers 1944									Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 25 1/4 inches

Max Weber

Flowers 1944
Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 25 1/4 inches

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									Max Weber									New York 1928-29									Lithograph, 9 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches

Max Weber

New York 1928-29
Lithograph, 9 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches

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									William Zorach									Five Apple Trees on a Hill 1914									Watercolor and pencil on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

William Zorach

Five Apple Trees on a Hill 1914
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

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									William Zorach									A Very Distant View 1913									Watercolor on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

William Zorach

A Very Distant View 1913
Watercolor on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

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									William Zorach									Male Cat (Alternate Titles: Cat, Tooky, Maine Cat, Seated Cat, Tooky - Standing Cat), 5/6 1924-27									Bronze, 18 x 8 x 11 inches

William Zorach

Male Cat (Alternate Titles: Cat, Tooky, Maine Cat, Seated Cat, Tooky - Standing Cat), 5/6 1924-27
Bronze, 18 x 8 x 11 inches

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									William Zorach									A Beautiful Bush in Bloom 1912									Watercolor on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

William Zorach

A Beautiful Bush in Bloom 1912
Watercolor on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

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									William Zorach									Field Full of Wild Flowers 1913									Watercolor on paper, 22 1/2 x 27 1/4 inches

William Zorach

Field Full of Wild Flowers 1913
Watercolor on paper, 22 1/2 x 27 1/4 inches

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									Marguerite Zorach									Mother and Child 1919									Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

Marguerite Zorach

Mother and Child 1919
Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

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									Marguerite Zorach									Salt Marsh in Autumn 1960									Oil on canvas, 16 x 42 inches

Marguerite Zorach

Salt Marsh in Autumn 1960
Oil on canvas, 16 x 42 inches

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									William Zorach									Black Cat (Alternate Titles: Maine Cat, Reclining Cat, Reclining Black Cat, Granite Cat - Reclining), 4/6 1947									Bronze, 7 1/4 x 16 x 13 inches

William Zorach

Black Cat (Alternate Titles: Maine Cat, Reclining Cat, Reclining Black Cat, Granite Cat - Reclining), 4/6 1947
Bronze, 7 1/4 x 16 x 13 inches

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									Marguerite Zorach									Happy New Year 1932									Linocut, 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches

Marguerite Zorach

Happy New Year 1932
Linocut, 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches

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