Zvi Lazar lives and works in the artist's village Ein Hod. He was a young man when he began sailing on ocean-going ships of the Israeli merchant Marines. Following, he was enlisted into the army, first as a volunteer with the Israeli Sea Commandoes, and later on naval destroyer ships. Immediately after his military service he returned to the Merchant Marines, a love story that continued 40 years. He started as a deck-boy and rose through the ranks to Ship's Master. During these years, he successfully graduated from the Officers Institute in the city of Akko.
In the year 2000 he was forced to stop working because he contracted cancer, which he eventually overcame, after a long and bitter struggle. Zvi began painting in 1972, but only later, during his illness he commit himself to his paintings full-time, the creative passion never left him since, becoming an on going commitment. Under the talented hand of Clair Yaniv an artist and teacher, he refined his skills and later joined group exhibitions in the Cultural Center and Olive-Press Gallery of Ein Hod, and at the Artist's Gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany.
In the beginning of 2007, Zvi adopted a new approach to his painting, which is exhibited in this site. He had also written a book, about his years in the Merchant Marines.( more from Ein-Hod)
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