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German, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France from 1979.

Born 1959.

Installation artist.

Conceptual Art.

Bettina Zieger took part in the symposium on performances in Tokyo in 1990. In 1991 she created an installation in the Condé Gallery of the Goetheinstitut in Paris.

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950, in Le Trez-Hir (Finistère).

Painter, draughtsman. Figures, portraits.

Pierre-Marie Ziegler decided to concentrate on his painting activities around 1986. He also chose to make the self-portrait his one and only subject. This being his sole subject, it ceased to be of interest in its own right and played a purely supporting role for his painting, permitting endless variations achieved by shaping and distortion and by bold experimentation with the pigment....

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German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Planegg.

Painter.

New Fauves.

Having worked in the publishing business since 1970, Zimmer studied philosophy and theology at the Freie Universität in Berlin. In 1977, together with Helmut Middendorf, Rainer Fetting and Salomé, he founded the Moritzplatz Galerie, and in ...

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1964, in Vladivostok.

Painter.

Ilias Zinatulin completed his training in 1983 at the school of art in Vladivostok, the city in which he settled. He has taken part in group exhibitions across Russia. He held an individual exhibitions in ...

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948.

Painter. Urban landscapes.

Andrei Zinkovski was a student at the school of fine art in Moscow. He has worked under Vassili Iefanov.

Paris, 23 March 1992: The Malaiya Dmitrovka Road (oil on canvas, 23½ × 31½ ins/60 × 80 cm) ...

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Romanian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active since 1970 in Germany.

Born 28 June 1958, in Sibiu.

Painter, engraver, lithographer, illustrator, draughtswoman, sculptor of assemblages, installation artist.

Pomona Zipser is the daughter of Katharina Zipser; she took advice from her and contributed to her decorative works in Germany. She accompanied her to Worpswede. She started to learn about Byzantine painting in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 6 September 1965, in Escondido (California).

Painter, decorative designer, installation artist.

Andrea Zittel studied at San Diego State University, obtaining a bachelor of fine arts in painting and sculpture in 1988, and at Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a master's degree in sculpture in ...

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Yugoslav, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950.

Conceptual Art.

Group E.

Misa Zivanovic is a member of Group E . He took part in the Paris Biennale in 1971. His work is linked to conceptual art.

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Austrian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Vienna.

Born 1958, in Mauthen (Carinthia).

Installation artist.

Neo-Conceptual Art.

Heimo Zobernig makes or uses simple objects, such as cubes or curtains, of lacquered cardboard, vinyl, neoprene or anything else, which he arranges through the exhibition rooms, investing them with a quite impenetrable symbolic meaning. This very impenetrability lends itself to critical, even polemical developments....

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1952.

Painter. Figure compositions.

Mikhail Zorin was a student of the V. Serov School of Fine Art in Leningrad. Differentiating himself from the dullness of Russian production in the totalitarian years, his paintings display an easy composition, imaginative design, clear, bright colours often based on the themes of celebration and fantasy, reminiscent of the poetic domain of Chagall....

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1955.

Painter.

Aleksandr Zotov studied at the Surikov Institute in Moscow and became a member of the Association of Artists in Russia.

Paris, 4 Oct 1993: Minute of Peace (oil on canvas, 91¾ × 7 ins/233 × 18 cm) ...

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Swiss, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born c. 1950.

Sculptor.

Pierre-Alain Zuber works in rough pinewood, which he cuts into strips, shapes by sawing and glues together. The minute differences between the strips before they are glued give the finished piece its dynamic rhythm. He has shown collections of his works in solo exhibitions, including at the Musée Cantonal in Lausanne in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 21 May 1941, in Chicago.

Painter (mixed media).

New Image.

Joe Zucker studied at Miami University (1959-1960), and at the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving a BFA, and a master of fine arts in 1964. He works in East Hampton, and has taught at New York University; the School for Visual Arts, New York, and the Minneapolis School of Art. Zucker became known in the late 1960s and 1970s for his paintings constructed of paint-soaked cotton balls. His ...

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950, in Moscow.

Painter. Genre scenes, landscapes.

Vladimir Zunuzin started with traditional oil painting and drawing before going over to digital art. Zunuzin's compositions are expressive, bright, fantastical and emotional, and frequently include quotations of the works of Old Masters. He has exhibited in Russia. Some of his works are in private collections in Canada, the USA, France, Italy and Germany....

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Barcelona.

Painter (including mixed media), assemblage artist, photomontage artist, draughtsman.

Zush was arrested by the police for 'anticultural' behaviour in 1968 and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. He became interested in the schizophrenics, one of whom is thought to have invented his pseudonym. He settled in Ibiza. From ...

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Yugoslav, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Split (now in Croatia).

Sculptor, environmental artist.

Gorki Zuvela creates interventions in the urban atmosphere, developing his work on the bases of the New Trend movement. His mode of expression provides the opportunity for permanent changes to the object and the space, including active involvement by the onlooker....

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1958, in Moscow.

Painter. Figure compositions.

Fly Agaric Group.

Kostia Zvezdochetov worked in a non-conformist artists' collective and, at the end of the 1970s, was involved in setting up the action group Fly Agaric . He and his friends were suddenly called up into military service and sent to distant parts. He returned home to Moscow in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, in New York.

Painter (mixed media). Landscapes.

Michael Zwack joined a movement to revive the American landscape, in which each of the artists represented a certain point of view. He opted for the documentary and naturalist viewpoint, and chose subjects which were stripped bare of any narrative element. The titles of some of his works, such as ...

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born c. 1949.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Yuri Zwetaev paints crowds of figures with birds' heads in small formats, using a smooth technique executed with meticulous care. The figure give themselves over to feverish, often licentious activities with a restlessness reminiscent of Hieronymous Bosch. The Galerie Guiter in Paris exhibited a group of his paintings in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in Providence (Rhode Island) and Amsterdam.

Born 1951, in Boston (Massachusetts).

Sculptor, glassmaker.

Toots Zynsky, who was awarded a BFA by the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973, was among the original group of artists who founded the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle. She has used almost every glassmaking technology in her work at some time. To create the distinctive sculptural glass vessels for which she is internationally acclaimed, however, she developed a technique known as ...