Zvi Mairovich (1911-1974) was one of the most important Israeli abstract painters. Born in Korsano Poland, he moved to Berlin in 1929, studying painting with Karl Hoffer at the Academy of the Arts in Berlin. In 1934 he immigrated to Haifa, Israel.
During the late 1950s, Mairovich painted landscapes and still lifes which gradually transitioned to abstracts. By the late '50s, he produced dramatic gouache abstracts in large format. Mairovich's oils mainly focused on abstract landscapes, with stormy contrasts between darkness and flashes of light, verging upon the metaphysical. Using oil and gouauche techniques, he painted landscapes, still lifes and female portraits. In his later days, he created powerful abstract landscapes which are considered to be some of his best works in terms of technique. Mairovich belonged to the New Horizons group of Israeli artists.
Winner of the Dizengoff prize in 1942, 1951 and 1961, Mairovich has exhibited in important museums in Israel and in galleries all over the world.