Art & Illustration from Israel
Philadelphia USA 1949
Studied at UC Berkeley, immigrated to Israel 1970—fluent English and
Graduated Bezalel in Fine Arts 1972
Agudat Hatzayarim , Artists Guild 1973
AKI, Israel Caricaturists Guild 1990
Illustrator’s Association, 1998
Association of Science Fiction Artists 2000
|Society of Children’s Book Writers and
One-man shows in Berkeley, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Ramat Gan, Jerusalem
Group shows in Israel, USA, Egypt, Portugal, France, and Norway.
Recent exhibits: "ArmageddonCon", Tel Aviv; "The
Avi Katz Report" Jerusalem Theater; 2001; WorldCon SanJose 2002
Illustrated over 150 books, seven of them Ze’ev Prize, four IBBY-Andersen honor
award winners. The JPS Children's Illustrated Bible won the National Jewish Book Award and was a Sidney Taylor Notable in 2010; The Waiting Wall was also a Taylor notable in the same year.
‘King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba’ (Pitspopenny Press) created entirely
in Fractal Painter, won International Storytellers Honor Award and nominated for
Ben-Yitzhak award and UNESCO Tolerance Award; ‘My travels with Alex’
(Kibbutz Hameuchad) received Ze’ev prize, Hans Christian Andersen Honor Award
and Yad Vashem Prize..
Has illustrated numerous textbooks in English and Hebrew for University
Publishing Projects , Eric Cohen
Books, the Center for Educational Technology and helped design the ‘Alex’ learning game.
Illustrations have appeared in most Israeli newspapers and magazines, especially
Haaretz ,Davar , The Nation, Newsview,and Haolam Hazeh, and in the New
Jersey Jewish News. Created the comic strip ‘Virtuella’ in ‘Maariv
Represented Israel in the International Red Cross' 'People on War'
project; active in the "Cartooning for Peace" program.
Co-developed the creativity game ‘Taleblazer’, published by Buki Games.
Since 1990 illustrator of the Jerusalem Report.
Three years employed as senior artist-illustrator-animator at Edunetics,
designed Grady’s Weather Window and participated in Message in a Fossil
(Newsweek Editor’s Choice, Education & Technology Award) and other
Has done multimedia work for Edusoft (Everyday Mathematics and Berlitz English)
Usbeck Gmbh (Germany); Beaumont On-Line (UK), including the website and
accompanying textbooks; Compedia ( created The Magic Flower’, the first
Israeli interactive book and ‘Gordy on Titan’, an English learning game);
Compro; and ORT (Encyclopedia of Materials CD, design and 3D animations), a
half-hour film in stills animation (pre-computer; created in airbrush and
water-color) for Educational TV and storyboards and illustrations for various ad
agencies, lecturers, instructional material and the IDF.
A founding member of the Israel Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy, artist
of all the Society’s posters and publications including all the covers of The Tenth Dimension; has shown several exhibitions
of sci-fi art including at WorldCon 2003; a member of ASFA (the Association of Science Fiction Artists).
Guest of Honor, ICon 2002
Contact: Tel. 972-3-5703613