Born in 1937 in USSR, today's Ukraine. In a small town. Having a harsh childhood of
severe poverty and Nazi occupation, remembers himself always having a strong
passion for drawing. Once, being still a child, "for fun" drew human's hand in
different position 300 times. After military service in occupied Germany,cerving as a
tank crue member during the very much beginning of cold was, settled in Kiev, the
capital of Ukraine. His young years spent mastering the art of painting while earning
his bread by refurbishing and renewing old orthodox churches cealings, scattered in
sattelite cities and villages around Kiev.
Graduated art academy in Kiev in 1967, and became member of the Soviet Union
Artists Union. Participated in several exhibitions abroad during the "stall" period of
Soviet foreign policy.
In 1991 emmigrates with family to Israel. Soon after repatriation becomes part of
Moshe Badash's project of supporting newcoming "Olim" painters. He was one of
few painters that saw the ending of project. Between 1991 and 1993 many of his
works were sold to different countries as a part of that project.
Having to support his family, worked in many physical jobs , but never abandoned his
passion to painting, presenting his works in small galleries, mainly in city of Jaffa.
Currently retired, lives in Gan – yavne ,spending his days doing what he loves the
1967 – graduated art academy of Kiev, becomes member of Soviet Union Artists Union.
Greece: Athens, 1980.
Japan: Tokyo, Tekoso Gallery, 1978-1979.
His art can be found in national museums in Kiev, Lvov and in private collections in
Ukraine, Russia, Canada,England,France, Israel,Japan.
These days carries on with his paintings, devoting himself purely to the joy of making art.