Artist Alex Zwarenstein is famous thoughout the world for painting structural architecture and the elements that encompass it. Zwarenstein works in various mediums including oil, gouache and watercolor and his palette is vibrantly punctuated with contrasting surfaces of opaqueness and translucency.

 

Zwarenstein was born in 1952 in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). At the age of 17, he left Africa for London, England. Zwarenstein spent 3 years studying art at the Royal Academy of Art in London where he received a Master's Degree in painting and was a recipient of several awards including a William Turner Traveling Scholarship. Zwarenstein spent another 10 years working, teaching and developing his style, in London, before moving to the U.S.

 

Zwarenstein's professional experience includes working as an instructor of painting in London, England at the Harrow College of Art, and in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the National Academy of Design and the Art Students' League. For several years Zwarenstein also worked as a cover illustrator for publications such as Forbes Magazine and the National Review before having his first solo exhibition in 1998 at the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in New York City. Since then he has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.

 

Alex Zwarenstein's work is among the collections of the Museum of the City of New York, the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, the New York Stock Exchange and the London City Council to name a few.

 

EDUCATION
M.F.A. Royal Academy of Art, London.
B.A.HON. Kingston on Thames Polytechnic

 

AWARDS

 

THE RECIPIENT OF THE BIENNIAL
ROYAL ACADEMY  GOLD MEDAL IN PAINTING

1979

 

 

William Turner Traveling scholarship

1979

Edward Landseer Prize

1979

David Murray Prize 

1978

Eric Kennington Prize for drawing

1977

Armitage Award 

1976

Edward Stott Scholarship       

1975

 

 


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: One Man Shows

 

OK Harris Gallery

2012

The E. David Gallery, Pennsylvania

2007

Art Obsession Gallery,Tokyo.  

2005, 2006, 2007

Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago.

2004

Alysia Duckler Gallery. Portland Oregon

2004

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York 

2005

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York 

2003

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York 

2001

Alysia Duckler Gallery. Portland Oregon

2001

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York 

2000

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York 

1988

 

 


GROUP SHOWS

 

Michael Ingbar Gallery, New York

2008

Albermarle Gallery, London

2003

Moranda Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

1999

Royal Academy of Art Summer Show

1978-1980

 

 


TEACHING INSTITUTIONS

 

The National Academy of  Design

1989 - currently

Art Students League of New York 

2006 - currently

Fashion Institute of  Technology, New York  

1994

Harrow College of Art, University of London

1979 - 1983

 

 

 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

The Museum Of The City Of New York
The New York Stock Exchange
The London City Council
Texas Tech  University Public Art Collection
Collection Of  The San-In Godo Bank, Japan
The National Gallery of Art of Zimbabwe
The Baronet, Sir James Walker collection
Sir Freddy Laker
John Bookout, (Past C.E.O. Shell Oil)
Richard Furlaud, (Past Chairman of Squib)                    
Frank Bennack,  (Past C.E.O. Hearst Corp)
Matsushige Mita, ( President Hitachi Corp)
 J.W.Michaels, ( Retired Editor, Forbes Magazine)
Abraham Art collection, Texas
Gettinger Art Collection, New York
The Yamaguchi Collection

 

 

 

PUBLICATION AND ARTICLES

Broadcast: National Geographic Special:
Water towers of New York
 

2002

New York Times: Art In Soho
 

2002

Feature Article; THE OREGONIAN.
Alex Zwarenstein: Partisan of the perpendicular
 

2001

BOOK:  The Materials and Techniques of Painting
 

1981

Forbes Magazine: Cover Artist  
 

1984-1988

New American Painters
 

1989

Interview with Alex Zwarenstein, 'Art Interview' online

1986

 

 


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