Benzion, Weinman

Writer, painter, printmaker, sculptor

Born Staryi Konstantin,1897

Died New York, 23 January 1987


Ben-Zion immigrated to the U.S. in 1920 and settled in New York. He joined “The Ten,” a group of young artists, who strived to create something new in art in the 1940s. When he began painting he dropped his last name and hyphenated his first. Ben-Zion taught painting at Cooper Union between the years 1943 and 1950 and during the summer session at Ball State University in 1956. He was a member of the American Artists Congress and United American Artists. In the 1950's, he began working with welded iron sculpture. He also wrote essays on symbolism and insight in art.