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The Family Evening

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Marguerite Thompson Zorach (Santa Rosa, California, 1887 - 1968, Bath, Maine)


The Family Evening

Creation Date

ca. 1924


20th century


34 1/8 in. x 44 1/8 in. (86.68 cm x 112.08 cm)

Object Type


Creation Place

North America, United States

Medium and Support

oil on canvas

Credit Line

Gift of Dahlov Ipcar and Tessim Zorach


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Marguerite Thompson Zorach was among the first women admitted to Stanford University. She left before graduating, however, to pursue an artistic education in France, where she met her husband, fellow artist William Zorach. In Paris she absorbed the lessons of modernism gleaned from artists such as Henri Matisse, André Derain, and the Fauvists, a group of painters that favored exuberant color, modern design, and expressive brushwork. She and her husband eventually settled in New York, where they exhibited in the landmark 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, colloquially known as the Armory Show. Following a visit to the home of sculptor Gaston Lachaise in Georgetown, Maine, in the summer of 1922, the Zorachs purchased a nearby property. It was there that she painted The Family Evening.