Jewish Art by Chana Helen
Chana Helen is an Israeli artist with an Art Degree from Maidstone, U.K., who is now living in the Negev City of Be’er Sheva. The artist uses movement and colour to express different moods and atmospheres in her work on the Jewish Festivals, Biblical themes and her local surroundings in Israel, as well as other subjects. She brings her own observations of contemporary Jewish life into her expressive, imaginative work.
Chana Helen paints mainly in oils, but does also use acrylics, coloured inks and other media. Recently she has begun creating digital art alongside her other work. She also produces simple limited edition hand-pulled lino cuts using black ink only.
Chana’s art work is on Chabad calendars in America, U.K. and Belgium. The current Athens calendar 5778 features Chana’s work only, and her bio. Chabad of Athens
The artist’s work features on the Chabad website, ‘Art and Soul’. Art and Soul
Chana Helen was chosen as one of the six artists to design a poster for the ‘Proudly Jewish’ series for ‘Voices and Visions’, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Proudly Jewish
Her art work is on several other posters, as well as on book and magazine covers.
Chana Helen is a member of the Association of Painters and Sculptors in Israel, as well as a member of The Artist’s House of the Negev (Beit HaOmanim in Be’er Sheva). Chana exhibits her work in Israel, mainly in Be’er Sheva and Jerusalem.
In November 2017 she had a successful Solo Exhibition, ‘Gladness and Joy’, at The Artists’ House, Be’er Sheva, which ran for five weeks. Solo Exhibition
Ruth Fogelman’s poetry book on the Tanach, ‘Leaving the Garden’, is illustrated with 17 line drawings by the artist. Poetry Book
In January 2018 Chana Helen designed five cards for Yad Sarah, an Israeli national charity.
This information was updated in January 2018.
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