Ben Schonzeit (b.1942) is a pioneering artist of the Photorealist movement whose aesthetic is informed by the Pop movement and Color Field painting. His work uses familiar objects to explore color, form, content, and abstraction. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was a graduate of the Cooper Union and has exhibited his work widely both in the America and abroad since 1969. He also created works on paper from life and his imagination using various mediums such as pen and ink, brush, and watercolor. His work is included in collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Basel Kunstmuseum, the Denver Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum.