Born: 1898, Telenesti, Bessaarabia (Moldovia) - Died: 1980
He and Reuven Rubin were the great Tel Aviv pioneers of Israeli art. He helped forge a distinctive Israeli style moving away from the European influences of his teachers. He worked in many media including oils, watercolors, gouache and pen and ink. His mosaic fountain can be seen near the Old Tel Aviv City Hall. His artistic style was eclectic but he depicted many scenes of daily life. He was also a well known writer and illustrator of children’s books. He was a winner of the Dizengoff, Lamdan and Israel prizes.
Cafe in Tiberias / Screenprint