Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday is For Art: Watercolor Paintings by Si Zigler

Simeon Zigler was born in the Ukraine in 1911 and emigrated to the United States in the early 1920's. The family experienced the affects of the First World War, the Bolshevik Revolution and the Civil War by the White Russians and all the terror that was brought on the Russian Jews of their time. Si took night classes at the Cincinnati Art Academy in the late 1920's and eventually gave up on a career in art as a result of the Great Depression that hit in the 1930's. In the mid 1950's, Si decided to take up his art again and chose watercolor as his medium. Never having painted in watercolor, he began his quest to develop technic and style. Above are four watercolor paintings by Si Zigler. Prints of The Fiddler painting are for sale for $95. or framed for $199. Anyone interested in purchasing a print can email me at:

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