Artist in Yavne'el, Israel
I was born in 1935 in the old city of Jerusalem. In the Independent war I participated the youth-brigade of the "HAGANA", in the blockaded city.
I was recruited to the I.D.F. and served with the Marines, upon the "Miznak" destroyer. In Sinai war I was recruited again and finished my army service as A.B.C. officer. Being released from the army i worked as a senior sailor with the commercial fleet. The first few steps in my art was while forming the "Gate of images" in my home and teaching Art.
in 1972 i earned my BA in Art & Education and MA degree in Educational administration & supervision in Haifa University. I was qualified as community worker of the social school in Jerusalem University and appointed as a consul in Haifa University. As a graduate of teachers seminar "Oranim" was teaching art sculpturing & painting. My art mentors were sculptors Michael Gross , Daniel Kafri and of the painters: Sima Slonim, and Arie Navon of Ein-Hod.
In 1985 i worked in sculpture workshops, in Carrera, Italy, specializing in several kinds of marbles in "CENTRO STUDIO DEL MARMO CARRERA". I also was taught arts in the Particular Education Schools. I studied wood & metal sculpturing in Ramat Hadassah & Oranim. In the last few years I was helping in Tiberius to rehabilitate families who lost their sons in the army. I was active in "Hanoar Vehachlutz" movement, went to the U.S. to reinforce the relations with the Jewish community and the Zionist Youth in the U.S. I worked in summer camps in "Rama" N.Y. were I was the head dept of sculpturing and the art of wood caring. In Qiryat . Tivon I was a member of the local Authority and a member of the social welfare committee. For 15 years i volunteered with Road Police the "Hytam" in Q. Tivon & Tiberius. Today, while retired i'm sculpturing in materials such as - Marble-Carrera, Basalt-stone, Metal, Wood, Ceramic & Glass in my studio in Yavne'el.
The human image
The main theme in my artwork is the human image. Part of the figures are abstract, made of Carrara marble and Marmara marble. Those material are my favorite as i learned to like them while working in workshops in Carrara, Italy. Another part is formed of metal, clay & concrete. In my work i strive to express the woman's beauty, tenderness & gentleness, much more than the man's strength. While visiting Florence, Venice, Athena, Paris, Luxembourg, i realized that placing human sha