From Tucson, Arizona, ZEE was born into the world of gems, minerals, and fossils as the son of world renowned mineral collectors Albert and Bernadine Haag.
Attending the Sunnyside Arts school in the 70’s Zee began the lifelong process of integrating his two first loves, the world of minerals and crystals and the world of art. Zee went on to study art and develop his style & technique at the Pima County Community College of Arts and in the Sahvorita program.
Zee went on to become one of the most famous and flamboyant dealers in the mineral business, travelling the world collecting specimens and using them to produce artistic creations. His art was featured in the US Trade Mission to Japan in 1979 and in the Tokyo & Osaka TIMA shows from 1984 to the present. Also making a name for himself in Europe and in the USA as well, Zee’s art has been featured in the Munich Mineralflage from 1985-2005, the Paris/St. Marie Exhibition from 1995-1998, and every year since 1977 in the world’s largest gem & mineral trade show in Tucson Arizona (GLDA).
Gemstone Art is the culmination of Zee’s career as a prospector, miner, mineral & fossil dealer, stone-cutter, tinkerer, gallery owner and artist. Focusing on his art for decades has allowed Zee to refine and improve his technique and for his finished pieces to aspire to higher and more sublime forms of expression. Zee has been steadily gaining a following of clients, investors, and designers that have been acquiring and collecting his finished works.