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Yoram Gal

Explore the fascinating work of artist Yoram Gal

Meet Yoram Gal- A World Renowned Artist

PULLED INTO PAINTING MAD MEN

By Yoram Gal | August 3, 2022 |

A decade late, I am watching Mad Men that first aired in 2007. It is a great TV show that ran seven years and received 116 Emmy nominations and awards.…

COLLECTORS RESURFACE FROM AFAR

By Yoram Gal | August 2, 2022 |

I open my booth at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday July 7th in Breckenridge, Colorado for the 39th Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival. A couple appear immediately and scrutinize all my paintings.…

PICTURESQUE SELBY GARDENS IN DOWNTOWN SARASOTA

By Yoram Gal | June 29, 2022

The Selby Botanical Garden in Downtown Sarasota is uniquely picturesque, from a painter’s point of view. The colors of the water, with the reflections of the greens, yellows, oranges, and…

I LOVE OLD JAFFA

By Yoram Gal | June 27, 2022

I smile with joy when I walk around Old Jaffa, especially when the weather is glorious. Old Jaffa has 12 zodiac sign lanes. Each lane is a different zodiac sign…

YOUNG PEOPLE LOVE VISCERAL ART

By Yoram Gal | June 3, 2022

Young people love my art and buy it. They get what I’m doing. It’s visceral, not intellectual. They don’t verbalize it. They just tell me they love my paintings. There…

VOYAGE SAN ANTONIO – MEET YORAM GAL

By Yoram Gal | May 31, 2022

Voyage San Antonio introduces Yoram Gal in an interview featuring his background, artwork, travels, and exhibitions around the world. Check out the full story “Meet Yoram Gal” and here is…

MUSIC SOOTHED SOULS – THE BLUES SPILL ONTO CANVAS

By Yoram Gal | April 5, 2022

Music soothed our souls as teenagers. The fears, the melancholy, the hormones, the mad crave for love and sex, the exams at school, the social tensions, pains and pains of…

ART COLLECTORS TEMPTED BY THE DANCE OF WISDOM

By Yoram Gal | April 2, 2022

I don’t know if everyone is like that, but all my life I’ve looked up to and tried to learn from, and tried to emulate giants that I admired, loved,…

THE POETRY OF THE OLIVE TREE

By Yoram Gal | March 3, 2022

Dror Galili is an acclaimed Galilee nature photographer. He is an old personal friend of Tzlila’s family, in the Galilee. I have painted, through getting his permission, from several of…

TZLILA DREAMED OF AN OLD JAFFA GEM

By Yoram Gal | February 24, 2022

From day 1 in January 1984 my studio was a “sterile” area. Locked gate, 10 steps below. Phone off the hook or silenced, most of the time. Music, or silence.…

About Yoram Gal

Born in Jerusalem 1952.

Grew up and was educated in London and Tel-Aviv.

Started painting at 12. Exhibited since 13, accepted to Art College at 15 but decided against it.

Infantry officer in the IDF.

Tel-Aviv University Honors BFA in Theater acting and directing.

Since 1977 writes plays for stage and screen, paints, directs, acts, produces shows in his Traveling Theater. Acts in Israeli, British and American movies, designs sceneries and exhibits shows of his paintings. Lives and works in Old Jaffa since 1978.

18 one-man exhibitions of his paintings (’73, ’81, ’84, ’86, ’94, ‘02, ‘06, ‘06, ’06, '08, '09, '09, '10, '11-'12, ‘14, ’15- ’16, ’17, “19).

2015 opened the Old Jaffa studio as a gallery, since, paintings flying to collectors in 40 countries.

"WILD" – a feature film he wrote & directed, participated in international festivals worldwide, and won 1st prize for best feature film in Picciano, Italy, 2001.

"The old man & I" – play jointly written with Nili Dotan, won the Israeli Prime minister’s Prize 2001.

"The Secret of America", his first illustrated e-book published on Amazon 2009.

Was invited to participate in many art events in the USA 2002-2014, & the Firenze Biennale, Italy 2005, Beijing International Art Expo, China 2011 and more.

Fu ZheNan Museum in Nanjin, China, acquired 12 major pieces, Aug 2011.

Biennale at Stanback museum SC, 5 major works. 2012.

Main influences - Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mattisse, Bacon, Miro, Hockney, Nolde, Munk, Ensor, Bruegel, Michelangelo, Kandinsky, De Kooning, Turner, Bonnard, Daumier, Soutine, Nahum Guttman, Fima and the Expressionists.

Awards: 50+ awards in American Art shows, 2004-2016

Yoram Gal accepts commissions. Portraits, landscapes, and “crazy” ideas.
He has created many with deep satisfaction of the patrons.

Artist Statement

In Hamlet's words: “To hold a mirror up to nature": Paint as wide a range of modern life's rich diversity as I can, capturing fleeting moments of dramatic, comic and lyrical interactions between people. Juicifying the changing landscapes of our times on paper and canvas, stretching the styles of painting from realism to abstract, through my own expressionism.

Experimenting in dangerous non-comfort zones, striving to go beyond my previous piece into something I did not know before, starting from scratch, daily, working at re-inventing my painting like a child, and having fun celebrating my decades on earth in the most colorful, joyful and intense way I can. Joie-de-vivre is my motto.