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

Plans for Sculpture

Plans for Sculpture

Do the drawings of sculptural inventions, obviously metallic, nearly build-able, represent abstract expression in an future age, a eutectic of metal-form and organic complexity? There is an inhuman quality to these forms yet they bristle and sway like something alive. Under a cap or mantle, is it a shell or perhaps an expanding sail that […]

In-laws

In-laws

In the 1960’s Zeke turned to his brush and ink-wash techniques to describe modern relationships. This was one of the more pithy ones and never sold. See also, Family Group. It is drawn with a brush with sumi, black, on washi, Japanese hand-made paper.

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 […]

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.

Life Study, Seated nude

Life Study, Seated Nude

In practice, life drawing will involves timed poses. Two figures from the same pose demonstrates a sure control.

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