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

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.

Hydra Quay

Hydra Quay

In this linoleum block print we see wine and cement staged for transport by cart and boat. The geometry of the town continues as a motif throughout most of the print series and sketches of the harbor at Hydra, Greece. This print goes well with “Tourists, Hydra” which continues the busy waterfront complete with donkey carts […]

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 […]

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.

Tourists, Hydra

Tourists, Hydra

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

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