Amnon David Ar

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing paintings and drawings by Amnon David Ar. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

Amnon David Ar was born December 12th, 1973 in Herzliyah, Israel) is an Israeli painter. He studied at the Arts and Crafts Municipal High School of Tel Aviv until the age of eighteen. After completing his compulsory military service, he studied anatomy with Oswald Adler. He then spent one year at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, before leaving, because he felt that both the training and the curriculum didn’t provide the skills and knowledge he was looking for.  For this reason, Ar decided to organize his own studies, and spent a further year learning painting and drawing with Abraham Bykov.  By studying with older artists, Ar has trained himself in a traditional way, and can, at least in part, be considered an autodidact.   During his studies, Ar worked as a chief illustrator and caricaturist at Maariv (newspaper) and also at Yedioth Tikshoret.  Today, Ar also teaches painting and drawing, with the express intention of passing on to the next generation of artists, his experience, and with it his understanding of the artistic skills of the past.  

Amnon David Ar is best known for his rich, brightly lit, realist portraits, some of which feature mirror reflections of his crowded studio and living spaces.

 

In 2014 Ar moved to Berlin where he has his studio and teaches.

 

 

Important Collections

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art  

Len Balavatnic collection

Shiff collection

Druck collection 

Sabag collection

Braun collection

Shabtay collection

Brandais collection

Sir Ronald Cohen among others. 

 

Education

1993 - 1994 Studied Anatomy for the Arts with the Painter Oswald Adler.

1995 Studied at Bezalel, Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem.

1996 Studied Painting & Drawing with the Painter Abraham Bykov.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2004 Amnon David Ar - Painting, Exhibition & Catalog, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan.

2005 Drawings & Several Paintings, Exhibition & Catalog, Bernard Gallery, Tel Aviv.

2007 Exhibition & Catalog, Galerie Vieleers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2009 Solo exhibition - The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2009 Solo exhibition - The Association of Painters and Sculptors - Jerusalem Artists, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Group Exhibitions

1998 Group Exhibition, Bat Yam Art Museum.

1999 Group Exhibition, Bezalel, Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem.

2000 Observation Time, Exhibition & Catalog, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod.

2002 Portraits, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

2005 Group exhibition, Exhibition & Catalog, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan.

2005 Group Exhibition, The Jerusalem Center for the Performing Arts.

2006 New Faces, Forum Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2006 Realisme Amsterdam Fair

2006 Arkansas Art Center Collectors Show

2007 The Fine Art of Drawing - Modern & Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2008 Time Tunnel, Exhibition & Catalog, Givataim Municipal Gallery

2010 "collections", Haifa Museum

 

Prizes

2008 Winner of the first "Haim Shiff" competition, Tal Aviv Museum of Art.

 

Timeline

1973  Born in Herzliya, Israel.

1993 - 1994  Studied Anatomy for the Arts with the painter Oswald Adler.

1995  Studied at Bezalel, Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem.

1996  Studied painting & drawing with the painter Abraham Bykov.

1990 - 1996  Freelance illustrator for book publishers, magazines, advertising agencies & the newspapers Maariv & Davar.

1996 - 2001 Yediot Tikshoret magazine network, Home Illustrator.

2002 - 2003  Maariv newspaper, home caricaturist.

2008  Painter of the Abba Eban stamp for the Israel Post.

Solo Exhibitions

2004  Amnon David Ar - Painting, exhibition & catalog, The Museum of Israeli  Art, Ramat Gan, Israel.

2005  Drawing & Several Paintings, exhibition & catalog, Bernard Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel.                             

2007  Exhibition & catalog, Galerie Vieleers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2009  Tel Aviv Museum of Art, exhibition & catalog, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2009  Solo exhibition - The Association of Painters and Sculptors – Jerusalem  Artists House, Israel.

2011  Body & Light, exhibition & catalog, Mika Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Group Exhibitions

1998  Group exhibition, Bat Yam Art Museum, Israel.

1999  Group exhibition, Bezalel, Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Israel.

2000  Observation Time, exhibition & catalog, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel.

2002  Portraits, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.

2005  Group exhibition, exhibition & catalog, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel.

2005  Group exhibition, the Jerusalem Center for the Performing Arts, Israel.

2006  New Faces, Forum Gallery, New York, USA.

2006  Realisme Amsterdam Fair, The Netherlands.

2006  Arkansas Art Center, collectors show, USA.

2007  The Fine Art of Drawing – Modern & Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum  Gallery, New York, USA.

2008  Time Tunnel, exhibition & catalog, Givataim Municipal Gallery, Israel.

2010  Collections, exhibition & catalog, Haifa Museum, Israel.

2010  Art Monaco fair, Monaco.

2011  A Road To Nowhere, exhibition & catalog, Ashdod Museum of Fine Arts, Israel.

2011  Fresh Paint Art fair, exhibition & catalog, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2011  True Colors, exhibition & catalog, The Soho Gallery, London, the Cube Gallery, Manchester, England.

2012   Fresh Paint art fair,exhibition & catalog, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2012   People & Places, Medici Gallery, exhibition & catalog, London, England.

2012   The Summer Exhibition, Medici Gallery, London, England.

2012   Art Any Way: Exploring The Wheel, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.

2013  Face to Face Artists' self-portraits from the collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr., exhibition & catalog, Arkansas Art Center, USA.