Yosl Bergner, Austrian-born Israeli painter, Died at 96


Yosl Bergner was born on October 13, 1920, in Vienna, Austria, and died on January 19, 2017.

He was an Israeli painter.

Yosl Bergner was born in Vienna and Austria, grew up in Warsaw, Poland, then, lived in Melbourne, Australia from 1937 until 1948, when he moved to Israel.

Yosl Bergner left Australia in 1948 and after two years of traveling and exhibiting in Paris, Montreal and New York City, he settled in Israel.

He has designed scenery and costumes for the Yiddish and Hebrew theaters, particularly for the plays of Nissim Aloni, and has illustrated many books.

Bergner lived in Safed until moving to Tel Aviv in 1957.

Yosl Bergner passed away at 96 years old.