Marguerite Zorach was an American Fauvist painter, textile artist, and graphic designer, and was an early exponent of Modernism in America. Today we present one of her embroideries. Painstaking and time-consuming to make, her works of this type are extremely rare, numbering fewer than 20 examples.
Marguerite Zorach conceived and executed her embroideries as major aesthetic statements at a time when the medium was routinely considered “craft,” as opposed to “fine art,” thereby erasing such distinctions. One of her most acclaimed works, The Family, is a celebration of domesticity in harmony with nature, presenting the artist, her husband, and their son with an evergreen tree and four pairs of animals.
We present today's work thanks to the Cleveland Museum of Art.
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