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

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 […]

Life Study, left hand

Life Study, Left Hand

These studies are particularly effective as there are no indecisive lines, no corrections or blurring over. The left hand would have to model for the right sometimes.

More Relics, BC

More Relics, BC

Self portrait at 70

Self-portrait at 70

This print is dated September, ’89 which means that Mr Ziner was carving the block for this print in the days leading up to his 70th birthday, August 27, 1989. In this self-portrait is included the stainless steel sculptures which took so long to make yet defined him as a vital artist even in those […]

Midsummer

Midsummer

This is a sheet from the book, Improvisations, 1954, that was organized by the Chicago chapter of the Artist’s Equity Association. 40 artists were each given a lithographic plate which they worked directly. Sponsors from the paper and print industries helped fund it. Zeke chose to depict the friendship of two boys in a playground, one […]

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