(b Kharkiv, Ukraine, 1908; d Jerusalem, 15 Oct 1974). Israeli
painter of Ukrainian birth. His family settled in Palestine in 1924
and he then studied at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in
Jerusalem for a year and a half. In 1934 he travelled to Paris where
he studied at the Académie Colarossi under Léger, returning to Tel
Aviv in 1935. In 1937 he produced stage designs for the Habimah and
Ohel theatres in Tel Aviv and the following year had his first
one-man show at the Santee Landwer Gallery in Amsterdam. He worked
with Zvi Mairovich at Zichron Yaacov in 1942 and also exhibited
landscape works with the Group of Seven. Typical of his paintings of
this period is Street in a Rural Settlement (1942; Tel Aviv Mus.
Profiles (Crossed Heads)
In the flat
Agripas Street, 1964
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