Zwy Milshtein

Zwy Milshtein (25 June 1934 – 4 February 2020) was a Romanian-born French painter.[1]

Zwy Milshtein
Born25 June 1934
Died4 February 2020(2020-02-04) (aged 85)


Milshtein was born in Romania in 1934, but fled Europe prior to the Nazi invasion in World War II.[2] He studied at a Pioneers Palace in Tbilisi from 1943 to 1944, and then moved to Budapest with the painter George Ștefănescu in 1946. He left for Israel the following year and briefly studied sculpture in Cyprus with Asaf Ben Zvi. In 1952, he participated in the Likrat Review with Nathan Zach and David Avidan in order to represent poetry in Hebrew.

In 1956, Milshtein received a scholarship from the Norman Foundation, which allowed him to study in Paris. In 1965, he published MICROCOSME, his first artistic book. In 1966, he received the Prix de la critique for his engravings. In 1967, Milshtein wrote DOSSIER SOLANGE, his first literary work.[3] In 1986, he became interested in Digigraphie.[4]

In 1991, Roland Topor invited Milshtein to participate in his last Panic Movement exhibition.[5] In 2007, Milshtein moved to Gleizé, in the Rhône Department of France

Zwy Milshtein died on 4 February 2020 at the age of 85.[6]


  1. ^ [CHIFRA] Zwy MILSTHEIN 米勒斯坦•茨维 (YouTube) (in French). Paris. 7 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Official Biography". Zwy Milshtein.
  3. ^ "Zwy Milshtein". (in French).
  4. ^ "Zwy Milshtein". Epson (in French). July 1994. Archived from the original on 24 January 2012.
  5. ^ Le Fou parle : projet de banque de mémoire vidéo (YouTube) (in French). 18 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Disparition de l'artiste Zwy Milshtein". Connaissance des Arts (in French). 6 February 2020.