Jacob Wexler (1912-1995)

Biography

Jacob Wexler was born in 1912 in Latvia and immigrated to Israel in 1933. During his artistic studies in Hamburg, Germany, he joined New Horizons Group, a group of artists who focused on experimental abstract expression. In the early years of his career he was influenced by the German Expressionist movement, but he rapidly moved into abstraction and had already adopted an almost abstract pictorial quality by 1959.

In 1953 Wexler participated in the San Paulo Biennale and in 1960 he similarly took part in the Graphics Biennale in Tokyo. He went on to teach art and design between 1966 and 1984 and was the head of the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv.

Jacob Wexler died in 1995. His canvases are known for their linear design.