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Welcome to the World of Victor "Zak" Zaikine
California's Neo-Folk Artist


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Dancing by the Light of the Moon

  Don't miss Zak's newest children's book! A whimsical tale about the fish in our local Russian River, in a year when the banks overflowed. Click on the book cover for a sneak preview and pre-order instructions. 

 Eugene and His Magical Dreams

Zak celebrates 50 years as an artist with the release of his fourth children's book, available now, including signed Limited Edition copies! Click on the book cover for more information -->


40th Anniversary of
the creation of
my 1st book of poetry

“i love you”

First published in 1970 this rare edition of 160 copies remaining was printed in 1979..

Click Here to order and view a note from Zak.


Great news! Zak Zaikine was recently awarded the prestigious Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant. More info >

Zak Zaikine included in Who's Who of Art in America. More Info >

40th Anniversary of
The creation of
The “Mandala” Series
“We Can Only Make It Together”

In celebration of this Event a limited edition of thirty three (33) signed and numbered castings in solid pewter and silver with a double plated gold plating and a signed and numbered edition of thirty three (33) castings in double plated bronze plating are now available for purchase.  The total measurements (including the black finished pewter-silver base are 10 ¾” x 7” x 3.”

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n 1982, Jay Johnson of American Folk Heritage Gallery of New York City called me a neo-folk artist. I liked the title and it has stayed with me since then.

As a neo-folk artist, I am best known for my animal artwork — whimsical paintings of dogs and cats and fish and chickens.� I am also well known for my figurative bronze sculptures, my colorful metal sculpture, and my highly decorative ceramics, all of which have earned me over 30 blue ribbons and first place awards from 1959 through the present day. My original works are in the high hundreds for very small pieces, to the low to mid thousands for larger pieces if you can find them. I have also been featured in national publications, and have had numerous private and corporate exhibitions of my collections at galleries such as San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art; the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, California; the Ann Leonard Gallery in Woodstock, New York; and the Jamie Szoke Gallery in Soho, New York.

As an artist and sculptor living in California, my work possesses a whimsical, child-like quality filled with Chagall-like attributes—fanciful, magical and mysterious. Like Chagall, I share a Russian heritage and from that tradition, with my own interpretation, my paintings create folklore and iconographic references that both beguile and enlighten.� As a folk art painter, storyteller and illustrator, I continue to delight my readers and viewers, young and old alike.

Please sit back and take a tour of my website. Browse through the online galleries of my paintings, bronze and pewter sculptures, colorful ceramics, and unique metal sculpture. Read about my new children's book and see the wonderful fairy tale illustrations. And be sure to take a moment to look at my fabulous hand hooked tapestry rugs which are still available in limited quantities.

My delightful whimsical paintings are guaranteed to make you smile, and should you fall in love with any of them, every image of every Zak Zaikine painting can be ordered in a variety of gift items such as prints, note cards, t-shirts, pillows, and more — just click on Gift Items on the menu.

Thank you for stopping by . . . I hope you enjoy browsing through my website and I hope you'll come back again soon.



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Agora Gallery contemporary fine art gallery established 1984, located in Chelsea , New York art galleries district. The public is invited to the gallery art openings receptions. Sponsor of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition and publisher of ARTisSpectrum magazine. Painters, sculptors and photographers are welcome to submit their portfolios for review.

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