Benjamin Kletzel

Born in 1932, Pervomaisk, near Odessa, Ukraine, USSR. Since 1941 lived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 1967 – graduated from Tashkent Theater and Art Institute, Art Department, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 1967 – moved to Samara, Russia. Since 1976 – member of USSR Artists’ Union.
1990 – repatriated to Israel, lives in Jerusalem.
Awards: 1995 – Ish Shalom Prize, Jerusalem; 2007 – Jerusalem Olive Prize.
Collections: Art Museum, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria; Samara Museum of Fine Arts, Samara, Russia; galleries and private collections of Israel, Russia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, USA.