Painter and Writer
Zvi Lazar lives and works Ein Hod artist village.
He was born in 1940 in Haifa, Israel, and grew up on the sea shore , where his parents had a waterfront home. Thus, his big love fr the sea and ocean was an integral part of his life since childhood.
As a young man he began sailing on ocean-going ships of the Israeli merchant Marines, then enlisted in the IDF, first as a volunteer in the Sea Commandoes, and later on naval destroyer ships.
Following his military service he returned to the Merchant Marines, a on going love story with the sea for the next 40 years.
Zvi started his sea going career as a deck-boy , climbed the through the ranks to Ship’s Master. During these years, he successfully graduated from Akko’a institute of marine officers school, leaving his sea going career only after a bitter and long struggle with cancer.
He began his painting career since 1972, but his creative passion has was developed during his illness, and ever since he is committed full time to art, painting and writing.
Guided by the talented hand of Clair Yaniv a famed an artist and teacher, living in Ein Hod he refined his skills , participated in group exhibitions, in several institutes and public art spaces, in Israel and abroad.
In the beginning of 2007, Zvi adopted a new approach to his painting, and began presenting his work in three consecutive solo exhibitions.
He is also currently engaged in writing a book about his years in the merchant marines, as well as recounting personal experience..
His works were purchased and presented in several private collections
2007 “Chagal’s Artists’ house” , northern branch, group exhibition
2007 Ein Hod Gallery – Olive press gallery – Solo exhibition
2007 Haifa Congress Center – group exhibition
2008 – Aba Hushi center – solo exhibiton
City of Haifa- Herman Shtruck price group exhibition
Artists’ House, northern branch – solo exhibition
City of Dusseldorf, Germany – residency & solo exhibition