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Israel Hershberg (Hebrew: ישראל הרשברג; born November 7, 1948) is a figurative painter who lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel. Hershberg is the director and founder of the Jerusalem Studio School. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Hershberg)
Born on November 7, 1948 in a Displaced Persons camp in Linz, Austria. In 1949 he immigrated to Israel. In 1958 he moved with his parents to the United States where he attended the Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, NY from 1966 to 1968.
In 1972 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, in 1973 his Master of Arts from the State University of NY, Albany, NY. From 1973 to 1983 he was Instructor of painting and drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. In 1983 he taught painting at the New York Academy of Art.
Israel Hershberg moved back to Israel with his wife and family in 1984. In 1991 he was awarded the Sandberg Prize for Israel Art and in 1998 the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Prize for Israel Art. He is the Founder and former Artistic Director of the Jerusalem Studio School in Jerusalem and is currently the director & founder of the JSS in Civita Summer School & Residency in Italy. His work is included in private and public collections internationally. He is represented by the Marlborough Gallery, New York, and lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel. (http://www.israelhershberg.com/#!bio/aboutPage)
My palette, if I am to think of it only as a list of colors inside of tubes, has changed little over the past 40 or so years. Whether in the attenuated, saturated notes and temperatures found in much of the Northeastern US, or under the merciless and brutally denuding light that bears down on Israel’s long dry summers, or in that tempered and fragrant apricot tinged light that is Umbria or Tuscany - that palette has served me well. This... Continued at http://www.powersofobservation.com/2012/01/israel-hershberg-my-palettes.html