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 in Jerusalem.

 

His creations are presented in many important art collections and museums in Israel and around the world.

Artworks by the artist

Lion in the landscape / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:39.37
Width:31.50
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Couple, new immigrant and Jacob's Ladder / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:39.37
Width:28.74
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A portrait of a woman - rare, exhibitions, book 1945 / Bezem Naftali
Creation Year:1945
Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on cardboard / canvas
Length:39.37
Width:27.56
Height:
1949- nude girl rare / Bezem Naftali
Creation Year:1949
Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Watercolor
Length:21.65
Width:15.75
Height:
A new immigrant to Jerusalem - rare 80's / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:19.69
Width:23.62
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Mother blessing over Jerusalem / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on cardboard / wood
Length:23.23
Width:16.14
Height:
Kabbalat Shabbat / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on cardboard / plywood
Length:24.41
Width:18.50
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The wives of Jacob and Jacob's Ladder / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:27.56
Width:39.37
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Jacob's Ladder in Israeli landscape / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:36.61
Width:28.74
Height:
Angel in the landscape / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:33.46
Width:43.31
Height:
Relationships flowers and fish / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on paper / wood
Length:25.59
Width:17.72
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Immigration and rebirth- 50's / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on wood
Length:35.43
Width:22.44
Height:
Relationship and angel in the landscape / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:39.37
Width:29.53
Height:
Figures in landscape / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:28.35
Width:39.37
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Couple in a boat / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on paper mache
Length:42.52
Width:28.74
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Boat and Opuntia in the landscape / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:43.31
Width:46.06
Height:
"Man figure- 50s, rare " / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on cardboard
Length:26.38
Width:20.08
Height:
"Sea landscape, Herzliya 40s, rare" / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Pastel on paper
Length:14.96
Width:19.69
Height:
Portrait of the artist's wife - rare 1950 / Bezem Naftali
Creation Year:1950
Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on paper / wood
Length:25.59
Width:16.54
Height:
Candlesticks / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Statue
Technique:Aluminum
Length:
Width:28.35
Height:29.92
Boat over Jerusalem / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:51.18
Width:38.19
Height:
Man carrying a Jacob's Ladder and a chiken / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:39.37
Width:31.50
Height:
Lion over Jerusalem / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:47.24
Width:51.18
Height:
A Lion and Fish / Bezem Naftali
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Main Technique:Statue
Technique:Bronze Sculpture
Length:
Width:18.50
Height:17.72