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..
40th Anniversary of The creation of The “Mandala” Series 1968-2008 “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.”
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
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
Thank you for stopping by . . . I hope you enjoy browsing
through my website and I hope you'll come back again
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.