Ezra Ben Joseph was born in Damascus in the
year 1935. He arrived in Israel in 1943. Ezra lived and studied
mostly in the Kibutzim (communal settlement) of the Galilee.
Already as a child he was very interested and impressed by
stories of the Bible and started his creative work on that
subject very early.
Ezra Ben-Joseph was the first to use the very
old olive wood of Jerusalem. He felt that this kind of wood
of the Holy Land has a meaning for his Biblical figures.
very personal style has been noted by critics, and his many
works are represented in private collections and in Galleries
in Israel, The USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy,
South Africa, Australia and Argentina.