This is a rare work on paper by Lithuanian born American artist William Zorach, who is best known for his sculptural work in wood, plaster and bronze.
A series of willow trees of various sizes are depicted in loose, gestural strokes against a round hil which dominates the background. Jagged strokes in a lighter shade of yellow suggest a mountainous landscape in the distance.
Zorach's work is well represented in major museums in the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution, which holds the artist's archives.
This piece is signed and dated in the lower right corner.
Sight: 10 ½ x 8 ¼
Framed 17 x 14 ¼