One of the most important Israeli artists living among us.
Born in 1924 in Essen, Germany. Immigrated to Israel at the age of 14 before the outbreak of World War II. A member of the vibrant generation that built the state of Israel.
His early adolescence was spent under Nazi oppression, in refugee camps and in constant fear for the safety of his parents, who died in Auschwitz. This personal history largely shaped his artistic style and work.
Bezem studied with Ardon and continued his studies in Paris. In the 1950s, social and political topics occupied a central position in his work: peace, immigrant transition camps, and proletarian scenes. Inspired by the Mexican painter Diego Rivera, he rendered social ideals in monumental wall paintings in public institutions and buildings.
Bezem is perhaps best known for his symbolic
renderings of the Holocaust and the return of Diaspora Jews to the Land of Israel,
that appear in memorial reliefs at Yad Vashem and in the Israeli Presidents Residence
His creations are presented in many important art
collections and museums in Israel and around the world.