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.