Yosl Bergner

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Bergner in 1979

Yosl Bergner (Hebrew: יוסל ברגנר‎‎; 13 October 1920 – 18 January 2017) was an Israeli painter. He was best known for his art which had people with long pale faces, pointed chins and huge dark, soulful eyes. This was said to show joy and sadness of being Jewish. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1980.

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

Bergner died on 18 January 2017 in Tel Aviv at the age of 96.[1]

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  1. "Yosl Bergner dead at 96". The Jerusalem Post. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017.