Gallery Category: Drawing
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 […]

The Brothers

The Brothers

This warmly dressed pair of young men came from Zeke Ziner’s Imaginary Ancestors, a series of related portrait drawings and prints depicting turn-of-the-century immigrants who may or may not be relatives. Schwartz and Roite were painted with watercolors on washi, hand-made paper. On the back of this drawing are two other fellows, unfinished.  

Family Group

Family Group

In the 1960′s Zeke turned to his brush and ink-wash techniques to describe modern relationships of dependence and protection. Signed, “Family Group #1 Jan.’63, Zeke Ziner”

ife Study, Standing Nude

Life Study, Standing Nude

January, 1980, this would be from a life drawing session either at the Dobbs Ferry Library or  the Tarrytown Arts Center.  Anyone who practices drawing from the figure knows the difficulty of rendering a tall standing figure.

Plan for sculpture

Plan 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tourists, Hydra

Tourists, Hydra

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