Zevi Blum

Represented by Pucker Gallery since 2001

BORN: 1933 in Paris, France
DIED: 2011 in Stockton, California

Originally a student of architecture, Zevi Blum received a BA from Cornell University where he later became an Associate Professor. After graduating, Blum experimented with many mediums, finding a passion for etching and watercolors. Blum was known for the magical realism in his work and was a skilled satirist, depicting topical and political subjects and medieval characters in many works. The theme which pervades Blum's works is that of human inventiveness gone awry. It is artifice itself that turns the point of Blum's satiric imagery. Though his characters express the timelessness of human folly, they never become more than stylization of the artist's rhythmic, cursive line. Blum created illustrations for publications, such as The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and The New York Times Book Review. His artwork has been exhibited internationally and is included in several public collections including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

 

Past Exhibitions:

   Zevi Blum  Renaissance & Quattrocento Pursuits & Concerns  Hand colored etching, I/V 17.5 x 23.75” ZB126

Zevi Blum
Renaissance & Quattrocento Pursuits & Concerns
Hand colored etching, I/V
17.5 x 23.75”
ZB126

   Zevi Blum  Conjurer’s Intermission  Hand colored etching, 1st state, 2/2 18 x 24” ZB22

Zevi Blum
Conjurer’s Intermission
Hand colored etching, 1st state, 2/2
18 x 24”
ZB22

   Zevi Blum  Judge Not  Hand colored etching, IV 15.5 x 19.5” ZB79

Zevi Blum
Judge Not
Hand colored etching, IV
15.5 x 19.5”
ZB79

   Zevi Blum  Fish Story  Etching, black and white, 5/100 23.75 x 17.5” ZB108

Zevi Blum
Fish Story
Etching, black and white, 5/100
23.75 x 17.5”
ZB108

   Zevi Blum  Sirens  Etching, 20/100 11 x 15.5” ZB11

Zevi Blum
Sirens
Etching, 20/100
11 x 15.5”
ZB11