Beni Gassenbauer was born in France in 1949 and settled in Jerusalem in
His vocational training was developed by attending the workshops and
lessons of leading Israeli art teachers (Marek Yanai, Bezalel Academy of Art;
Nahada Gafni; Tami Bezaleli; Derek Stein).
Beni always preferred watercolor because this medium enables him to depict
the morning light, the deep dark shadow and the harsh mediterraneen sun, to
show the contrasts of colors, space and details, and the transparency of air
His subjects are always painted from reality, accentuating its poetical side
and transmitting to the audience Beni’s deep feelings of quietness and peace.
Beni exhibits in several well known galleries in Israel, Switzerland, Canada.
His paintings have been sold to collectors in different parts of the world, and
he has presented numerous exhibitions in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, New York,
Lausanne, Paris and Strasbourg.
This year, Beni has been invited to present his works at two major
international watercolor exhibitions: The World Watermedia Exposition,
Thailand at Ratchadamnoen Contempory Art Center, Bangkok and The
International Watercolour Exhibition in China: tour exhibition with three
different locations: Taicang (City) Museum, Suzhou Art Museum and China
Sculpture Gallery in Qingdao. He will be participating in October in the
Festival International de l’Aquarelle in Aiguillon, France.