Biography: Artist: Irene Gendelman

Irene Gendelman is an artist whose passions and influences are eloquently captured in her vivid urban scenes and textured motion with the brush. Her stunning use of color and detail gives an expansive depth to her work, inviting you to imagine narrative journeys and emotional tales.

Inspired by the stunning landscape of the Black Sea, hillside mountains, and poetically narrow streets of the Crimea’s old cities, her childhood home, Gendelman fuses memories of times past with scenes and moments in modern life. Through her education in art school and college, the main theme of Gendelman’s paintings has consistently remained cityscapes.

Filled with intense inspiration combined with creative success after her move to Israel, the artists passion is transferred to the viewer through her great understanding of Jerusalem’s spirit and culture. The city’s old streets, stone walls, gates and narrow windows of the holy city now grace her canvas, evoking the mystery and graceful sensibility of times passed.

Below is an example of the texture typical of Gendelman's work.