Born May 9, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York
BFA (1964) Cooper Union, New York, NY
Lives and works in New York City


Ackland Art Museum – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bayer AG – Leverkusen, Germany
Belfast Museum – Belfast, Ireland
Boymans Museum – VanBoynigen Rotterdam, Holland
Brooklyn Museum of Art – Brooklyn, New York
The Butler Institute of Art – Youngstown, Ohio
California Palace of the Legion of Honor – San Francisco, California
Delaware Art Museum – Wilmington, Delaware
Denver Art Museum – Denver, Colorado
Isetan Museum – Tokyo, Japan
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – New York, New York
Kunsthalle – Basel, Switzerland
Kunsthalle – Hamburg, Germany
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, New York
Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mississippi Museum of Art – Jackson, Mississippi
Museo de Arte Moderno – Bogota, Colombia
Museum of Contemporary Art – Chicago, Illinois
Neue Nationalgalerie – Berlin, Germany
Neue Galerie – Aachen, Germany
Neues Museum Weserburg – Bremen, Germany
San Antonio Museum of Art – San Antonio, Texas
San Jose Museum of Art – San Jose, California
Ulster Museum – Belfast, Ireland
VanAbben Museum – Eindhoven, Holland
The Winnipeg Art Gallery – Manitoba, Canada


Ben Schonzeit: My Idea of Play, Kimberly M. Wang, Eardog Productions, 2013. « Preview Online
Ben Schonzeit: Paintings, Charles A. Riley II, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 2002.
Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting, Otto Letze, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Germany, 2013.
Photorealism in the Digital Age, Louis K. Meisel, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 2013.
Picturing America, Deutche Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum Publications, New York, 2009.
Exactitude: Hyperrealist Art Today, John Russell Taylor, Plus One Publishing, London, 2009.
Shock of the Real: Photorealism Revisited, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Southeastern Printing, Florida, 2008.
Double Take, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2005.
Double Take: Photorealism from the 1960s and ‘70s, Stephanie Molinard, The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Massachusetts, 2005.
Iperrealisti, Gianni Mercurio & Mirella Panepinto, Chiostro Del Bramante, Rome Italy, 2003.
Hyperrealismes USA 1965-1975, Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Hazan, France, 2003.
Flower Power, Le Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France, 2003.
This is America, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark, 2001.
Hypermental, Kunsthaus Zürich, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Germany, 2001.
American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1986.
Photorealism, Louis K. Meisel, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 1980.