"Ben Schonzeit is a prolific artist who embraces imagination as opposed to observation; the invented rather than the depicted. Schonzeit is concerned with narrative color, abstraction, intellectual experience, drama and beauty."
"Schonzeit was born in Brooklyn, New
York in 1942. He is a graduate of The Cooper Union.
He has exhibited widely both here and abroad since 1969. His paintings, drawings,
and photographs are included in the collections of many important museums
around the world including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, The Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, The Basel Kunstmuseum, The
Denver Art Museum, and The Brooklyn Museum."
The Artist, Ben Schonzeit, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs
These were so much fun to sit and watch, I almost forget that they're fine art.
The Sailor and the Singer (1987), by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs
Tsunami (2003). by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs
Dancing on the Street, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs
The Stick-Up, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs
The Scholar in Japan, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs
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