Yochanan Black was born in Ndola Zambia. He studied Fine Art at Rhodes University‚ Grahamstown‚ South Africa‚ graduating with Distinctions in painting. After marriage and a short period of teaching art in South Africa‚ he moved in 1984 to Israel. Once in Israel he was able to develop his deep interest in illustrated Judaica manuscripts and Jewish ceremonial art. His work is elegant in design always with a strong and vibrant use of color. Never a designer and artist to be confined to only one medium‚ he began designing and producing sterling silver items‚ as well as Judaica paintings of which many are in personal collection both in Israel and abroad. From his experience of working with silver he has expanded into other metals‚ enabling him to work on a much larger scale. These sculptural pieces are well suited for corporate art projects and architectural interior design. Recently his more personal work includes mixed media paintings on Perspex. In addition‚ he runs painting and drawing classes for children of all ages and adult oil-painting courses in his home studio.
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