International Art Collection

Zamy Stegnovitz

Israeli, 1957-2000


Steynovitz was born in Legnica, Poland and immigrated to Israel in 1957.[1] He aspired to become a painter from childhood, and began his artistic activity prior to leaving Poland. He immigrated to Israel in 1957. Steynovitz studied at both the Art School in Tel-Aviv and at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Upon completing his studies, he began his artistic activity in earnest. He established his place in the art world after exhibiting his work in one-man exhibitions and at art fairs around the world. Steynovitz’s images are reflections of both his Jewish and Eastern European heritage. His work suggests the style of Marc Chagall combined with the use of color of the present generation of artists.

Zamy’s art displays chromatic and thematic richness. His choice of subjects was strongly influenced by Jewish tradition and folklore, displaying general themes: Paris, still lifes, flowers, angels, circuses and landscapes. In the early stages of his work he used rich pastels, ink, watercolors and light brush strokes. However during his travels in South America during the 1980s his work was influenced by the new surroundings and enhanced by the local light and colors. His art gained chromatic power; the palette became richer in tones, the fixtures thicker, the backgrounds darker and more colorful. Through these developments Steynovitz’s thematic elements persisted in his creation allowing him to develop into a sensitive and mature artist. Zamy’s paintings are a reflection of his Eastern-European Jewish heritage, and they are enhanced by a rich choice of warm tones and colors. He evoked a universal humanistic idea in his creation; man’s connection to his heritage and physical surroundings. These are two imperatives aspects in our lives, which during these estranged technological times we should recall