(Last Updated on : 11-06-2013)
Ben Avram was born in 1941, in Mumbai. He immigrated to Israel in 1956. He received his education from Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and he has trained under the illustrious Israeli Art professors, Jossi Stern and Jona Mach. Ben Avram is regarded as the artist of profusion, who has brought together east and west, the Eastern tradition of his parents home and the Western tradition of painting taught at Bezalel. He has also received training under the celebrated Israeli artist Avram Ofek, considered as his patron.
Ben Avram set up his first studio in Meah She'arim in Jerusalem in 1964. Since then he has exhibited his work throughout Canada and USA in numerous shows till 1978. The works of Ben Avram can be regarded as the 'mixture of the surrounding ultra orthodox environment, together with his secular approach, creating the most amazing paintings- full of Jewish mysticism and symbolism, yet colourful and joyful'. He had also exhibited a solo show in 1977 in Safrai Gallery, Jerusalem. His artworks were demonstrated both at the Art Expo in New York and at art exhibitions in Los Angeles between the years 1981 to 1985. His artworks are embellished throughout Israel, adorning the Israeli Prime Minister's home, his Office and the Jerusalem Municipality. At present he is residing in Jerusalem and his artworks are shown at the Blue and White Art Gallery in the Old City on a regular basis.