William Zorach (American, 1887-1966) watercolor painting of Sand Dunes with Lighthouse. Dated 1939. Size: 15 inches x 21 inches. Signed and dated in lower left. A coastal view with sand dunes and a lighthouse, most likely on Cape Cod, by the noted American artist William Zorach. Zorach is best known for his sculpture, which was inspired by the Cubist and Fauvist movements. He also produced many watercolor sketches and paintings. He emigrated from Lithuania to the United States, where he settled in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1907, he moved to New York City and attended the National Academy of Design, followed by a year of study in Paris, in 1910. It was in Paris that he was first introduced to the works of the Cubist and Fauvist artists, such as Picasso and Matisse. During the next seven years, he concentrated on developing his career as a painter, as well as experimenting with sculpting, which was to become his main medium. He wintered in New York and divided his summers between New Hampshire and Cape Cod. In 1923, he purchased a farm on Georgetown Island, Maine. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art.