A PAINTER & A SCULPTOR
MUSEUM - GALLERY -
THE BIBLICAL MESSAGE
in Jerusalem, Israel, 1923. 4th consecutive generation to
be born in Israel.
I joined the ‘Hagana’ (a military organization, whose name means ‘Defense’).
Late in 1947, with the first attacks of the Arabs against the Jews I
joined the fighters, serving as a medic for 3 years (mostly as a battalion
After the military service I
studied at a teachers seminar and worked as a qualified teacher and was the headmaster
of a school, which I established, for immigrant children in ‘Talpiot’ transit
camp, Jerusalem (known as ma'abarot).
I worked in education for 4 years
and, at the same time, began my studies in Economics and The Middle-East at
the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
During my studies
and afterwards I worked in various clerical and marketing jobs until 1988, the
year I retired.
In 1966 I married Arina and had 2
children, Leor, b. 1967 and Amir, b. 1969. Arina worked as a teacher and
a headmaster of an elementary school. The good life I had with Arina
(of blessed memory) was cut off with her death, following a malignant
At the beginning of the year 2000 I met Bela, who was
born in Riga, Latvia to the Kiel family, a mother to Michael of kindergarten age and Daniel who was then in high school.
Bella works at Yad Vashem. Two daughters were born to us, Sarili in December 2000 and
Nili in April 2002.
In my connection with Bela there was an excellent chemistry
and very quickly, in addition to being my wife, she turned to be my partner and my supporter in the mission
instilled in the creative work to which I have dedicated myself, that is to contibute and
to strengthen the Jewish-National identity.
1973-1980: I studied
at a copper and silver goldsmith and took wood carving classes.
1981: I started painting to express my ideas. That is why the niche I chose has a
Jewish national character.
My first works
were realistic paintings made using a painting knife.
1982-1986: Supplementary courses in
painting by the painter Eli Niago.
classes by sculptor Pesach Palit.
My sculptures are
in a modern-symbolic-abstract genre.
Several paintings were displayed in Gerard
Bahar and in the International Conference Center Binyanei Ha'uma, Jerusalem and in the
displayed in the “Culture Center”, in Jerusalem.
The general approach is National-Zionist, emphasizing
motifs from the Bible and the Jewish history throughout the
The painting style is free
from the realistic to the abstract-symbolic, a part or combined.
23rd, 2002 we opened a MUSEUM -
GALLERY - THE BIBLICAL MESSAGE, in Almon-Anatot (near Pisgat Ze’ev
neighborhood in Jerusalem), where my works are displayed.
The museum is
open for the audience, submitted to telephone coordination 02-5860633.