The Dali Series
by Marius Sznajderman
210 East 43rd Street
New York, NY
(btw. 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
June 20th – 23rd, 2013
June 20th, 6 – 9pm
RSVP by Monday, June 17th to sw
Signed first editions of the artist’s book Dali, Dumas, and Me (cover pictured, right) will be for sale at the opening reception of The Dali Series. The book contains the story of the new work in the show, with text written by the artist’s son, Marc Sznajderman.
The artist will also show some retrospective works on paper.
A portion of all book and art proceeds will benefit the World Lung Foundation.
"My work feeds upon experiences in the physical world and upon those flights of the spirit that express themselves through the creative processes of drawing and painting." – Marius Sznajderman
Marius Sznajderman was born in Paris, France in 1926. In 1942 he and his parents escaped to Spain and moved to Venezuela. His early training as a painter and printmaker was at the School of Fine Arts in Caracas. He was a founding member of the Taller Libre de Arte, an influential experimental workshop for the visual arts responsible for the introduction of contemporary trends in the Venezuelan art world. Sznajderman moved to the U.S. in 1949. He studied at Columbia University, ultimately earning BFA and MFA degrees.
Sznajderman has taught at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and The Ridgewood School of Art in New Jersey as well as in federal and state grant programs in New Jersey Public Schools. From 1974 to 1983 he directed Galeria Venezuela in New York City for the National Council of Culture and Fine Arts of Venezuela (CONAC).
Marius Sznajderman has had more than 30 one-person exhibits and numerous group shows in South America and in the U.S. His work is in major public collections, among them the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, The Fine Arts Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Caracas, Venezuela, the Cincinnati Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the Museo del Barrio, New York City, The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton. Sznajderman also designed a brass Holocaust monument for Temple Beth El, Hackensack, New Jersey.