Ben-Zion. MAN PLAYING LYRE. Oil on canvas. Signed. 17 x 8 inches. In very good condition. A powerful, expressionistic image. Born Ben-Zion Weinman in Ukraine, 1897, came to the US in 1920, taught at Cooper Union, and died in NYC 1987. Ben-Zion was a painter primarily of Jewish sujects, but he had strong affinities to the expressionism of the post-war New York School of painters.