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Ben Schonzeit

Ben Schonzeit (b. 1942, Brooklyn, New York) is one of the original Photorealist painters and is considered to have pioneered the airbrush technique. His works often depict still life arrangements that are intentionally out of focus. He received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union in 1964 and has since had over 50 solo exhibitions both in the United States and abroad. His paintings are held in numerous museum collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

For more information on this artist, visit:
http://www.benschonzeit.com/

Featured Works

Exhibitions
— Ben Schonzeit

Currently On View

Summer Solstice

6 June — 19 July, 2024

The Louis K Meisel Gallery is pleased to present Summer Solstice. This exhibition brings together a selection of works by Photorealists centered around celebrating the summer aesthetic. The show will feature recent works of the artists represented by the gallery, including Jack Mendenhall, Bertrand Meniel, Bernardo Torrens and Anthony Brunelli. Whether they are rendered in black and white or saturated with color, these works radiate the heat of the warm summer months.

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Jack Mendenhall, Bellagio II, 2007
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Bertrand Meniel, Albion Hotel, 2001
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Robert Neffson, Morning Walk, 2024
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Previous Exhibitions

painting by Johannes Müller-Franken

Visualizing Schubert

11 January — 2 March, 2024

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The Flat Files

Prints, Posters and Ephemera from our Files

3 June — 19 July, 2023

Ben Schonzeit

2010-2016

4 February — 11 March, 2023

Herald by Robert Neffson

Recent Acquisitions

6 September — 24 September, 2022

painting by Raphaella Spence

Primavera

3 March — 30 April, 2022

Tampa Art Museum Cropped 2

Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting

Tampa Museum of Art Tampa, Florida

30 June — 8 October, 2017

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