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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.

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Featured Works

— Ben Schonzeit

Currently On View

Visualizing Schubert

11 January — 2 March, 2024

Visualizing Schubert install photo
Robert Neffson
Visualizing Schubert install photo
Ariel DeAndrea,
Visualizing Schubert install photo
Johannes Müller-Franken,
Visualizing Schubert install photo
Raphaella Spence

Upcoming Exhibition

Summer Solstice

6 June — 19 July, 2024

Washington Square Park, 2023 - Anthony Brunelli
Bellagio #3, 2015 - Jack Mendenhall
Albion Hotel, 2000 - Bertrand Meniel

Previous Exhibitions

The Flat Files Exhibition image

The Flat Files

Prints, Posters and Ephemera from our Files

3 June — 19 July, 2023

Ben Schonzeit


4 February — 11 March, 2023

Herald by Robert Neffson

Recent Acquisitions

6 September — 24 September, 2022

painting by Raphaella Spence


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

FIA exterior CROPPED

From Lens to Eye to Hand

Photorealism 1969 to Today

21 April — 12 October, 2018

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