(American, 1914-1986)


Oil on Canvas

14 x 14 Inches

Signed Lower Right


A dramatic Mid-Century oil cityscape showing numerous figures, both concealed and partially-revealed, among neo-classical revival townscape and beneath a vibrant sunset.


Born Daniel Harris, and adopting the name of Zev, Harris studied at the Masters Institute of the Roerich Museum in Hungary and at the National Academy of Design. He was invited to exhibit in the Abstract & Surrealist Art in America exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1944.  After working in the United States for eight years, Harris moved to Europe in 1953, changing his name to ZEV, which means 'wolf' in Hungarian. He then worked and exhibited in Paris and, later, in Spain and Italy where he focused his creative energies primarily on large-scale sculpture.


Solo Exhibitions:

San Francisco Museum of Art, 1947

Pinacotheca Gallery (Rose Fried Gallery), New York

Furstenberg Gallery, Paris

Arthur Jeffress Gallery, London


Group Exhibitions:

Abstract & Surrealist Art in America, San Francisco Museum of Art 1944

Corcoran Gallery

Chicago Art Institute

Whitney Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Metropolitan Museum, of Art, New York

St. Louis Art Museum

Salon du Mai, Museum of Modern Art, Paris







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