Writer, painter, printmaker,
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