Tuvia Beeri Biography

Tuvia Beeri




Tuvia Beeri, painter and printmaker, was born in 1929 in Topolcany, Czechoslovakia. He immigrated to Israel in 1948 as a member of the Kibbutz Lehavot Haviva, and in 1957 he studied at the Oranim Art Institute in Qiryat Tivon, with Marcel Janco and Yaakov Wexler.

Between 1961 to 1963 he temporarily relocated to France to study printmaking with Johnny Friedlaender at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1963 he returned to Israel to study at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and from 1964 he also studied and taught etching at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel. he cofounded the "Ten Plus" artists' group, but left it shortly after its establishment. Beeri's printmaking expertise encompasses several integlio mediums, however his preferred technique throughout his career has been aquatint, which appears in much of his work post-1950s. He is often considered one of Israel's leading intaglio printmakers.

Awards and Scholarships:
1960: Education Scholarship for studies Abroad, Norman Foundation (America-Israel Cultural Foundation
1969: Milano Club Prize
1967: Scholarship, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
1970: Scholarship, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
1972: Gold Medal, Biennale, Florence
1982: Bible Museum Prize, Bible House, Tel Aviv
1990: Honorary Medal, Interprint Exhibition, Lvov, USSR
2001: Eli Oshorov Prize for contribution to Israeli Art, Israeli Painters and Sculptors Association (IPSA).