Born in Kovno, Lithuania in 1906, died in Tel-Aviv in 1993.
He is considered to be among the prominent abstract Israeli artists and one of the founders of the "New Horizon" group. He has received the 1990 Israel Prize for paining for his works, as well as being the recipient of many other prizes.
He immigrated to Israel in 1924 and studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design with Arie Aroch, Moshe Castel, and Avigdor Stiematsky under Meir Gur Arie, Ze'ev Raban, and others. After finishing his studies in 1926, he left for Europe and among other things studied architecture in Paris.
Streichman lived in Tel-Aviv, where he met Zila Hacohen-Wolac. The two married in 1937. She posed for him as a model in many of his works.
The majority of his works, from his early years in Israel, deal with the traditional subjects such as portraits, nudes, and interior descriptions. A small number of his works, also, included landscapes. The style pf painting that he developed was significantly modern, and was based on long and expressive brushstrokes.
Together with the painter Avigdor Stiematsky, Streichman opened a privet art school "Studio" in 1945, the school was open until 1948. As a teacher, Streichman tried to promote the modern art in Israel.
Streichman was, also, one of the founders of the "New Horizon" group in 1948. He participated in all of the group's exhibitions. His works were, also, part of the Israeli presentation at the Venice Biennial. Streichman participated in other group exhibitions in Venie during 1952 and 1966.
Participated in dozens of solo and group exhibitions in Israel and around the world, Tel Aviv Museum and Israel Museum, among them.
His works can be found in many important museums and collections in Israel and around the world.