Zena Kavin

1912 -2003

Zena Kavin was a sculptor, cartoonist, wood engraver, and lithographer during her art career. She studied at the California School of Fine Art (precursor of the San Francisco Art Institute) and with A. Kavchenko in Moscow. She resided in the Berkley/Oakland, Ca. area all her life except the brief Moscow study period and for four years in New Mexico where she was involved in the government Fine Arts Project as a graphic artist during the late 1930’s.

She collaborated with her husband, artist John Cornin, producing cartoons that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and the New Yorker magazines.

Her work was displayed at the California-Pacific International Exposition in San Diego in 1935 and was part of the inaugural opening exhibition of the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1953.

lithograph#8 out of an edition of only 20
image size 10 5/8 “ x 14 1/8”
sheet size 12 5/8” x 19”
excellent condition