Zansky was born in the Bronx, NYC, on 6 December 1920. He was of Russian Jewish ancestry, with both parents born in Russia. N.Y. He studied at the National Academy, Art Students League and Copper Union. He was the Art Director of Classics Illustrated and instructed art for the U.S. Information Services in Austria. He was a free-lance illustrator of children’s books, a teacher of drawing, painting, watercolor techniques at Bronx House and Rockland Center for the Arts.
His work was exhibited at the Berkshire Museum, Audubon Society, Riverside Museum, National Academy, National Society of Painters in Casein, Knickerbocker Artists, Allied Artists of America and the American Watercolor Society. Zansky had 8 one man shows in NY, Paris, and Salzburg. He won top awards in Westchester, Washington Square, at the National Society of Painters in Casein, Cherry Hill, Allied Artists of America, The American Watercolor Society, etc.
Zansky’s painting “And Called It Macaroni-II” was presented to the White House in Washington, DC., for the Bicentennial. The American Legend-series was commissioned for Executive Suite, Standard and Poor.
He died in Nyack, NY, on 29 April 1978. He was the father of sculptor, painter and photographer Michael Zansky.
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