Naftali Bezem 1924-2018
Naftali Bezem was an Israeli painter, muralist, and sculptor. was born in Essen, Germany, in 1924 and emigrated to Palestine in 1939. He studied for three years at the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem, and later became a teacher there. Bezem's first major showing was of drawings in the Venice Biennale of 1954, where six years later he exhibited five paintings. In addition to painting and sculpture, Bezem created murals, wall reliefs, tapestries, and stained glass windows.
Bezem won the Dizengoff Prize in 1957.