Graphics of Zeke Ziner (1919-2006)

On display are works from the Ziner Art Collection showcasing the versatility of this twentieth century master artist. VIEW ALL

Tourists, Hydra

Tourists, Hydra

This detailed composition shows the tour-boat crowd bustling along the old waterfront.

Spirit Man

Spirit Man

Oil on linen, this is an unfinished work from 1956 or so, that was too evocative and unusual to ignore. It does contain the elements of a recurring theme in the artist’s work, old age and trees. Under the heavy paint can be seen a bright color scheme from an underlying painting.

The James Blackstone Memorial Library

James Blackstone Memorial Library

Mr. Ziner donated his services to the citizen’s committee for the restoration of the library, preparing informational materials for print. The drawing style evokes an engraving contemporary with the neo-classical subject. Pen and ink on film. The drawing was made “for the camera”, to be reduced somewhat and used in a layout. While it was undoubtably drawn as an […]

Monhegan Island, ‘79

Monhegan Island, ‘79

Out in the plein air, on vacation in Maine, Zeke made many drawings with a rapid, calligraphic  brush and wash. Sumi or carbon black ink with water on washi,  Japanese hand-made paper was his medium of choice for some of his most expressive drawings through the decades. These were some of the first papers friend Aiko […]

Fishermen, Harbor at Hydra

Fishermen, Harbor at Hydra

This color linoleum block print required four separate and registered blocks carved, one for each color. The edition size was limited to 88 numbered prints. The print in the exhibit is a printer’s proof, extra to the edition and signed by both the artist and the printer. Prints from this unique edition are for sale through […]

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