Chana Helen

 

simchat Torah finishing

Chana Helen Rosenberg

is an Israeli artist whose art work is inspired by contemporary Jewish and Israeli life. She incorporates Jewish festivals, celebrations, and characters in her artwork, blending colors and imagery.  Her work includes imagery from Jerusalem, where she lived for some time, and Be’er Sheva, where she now lives.  She is a member of the Association of Israeli Painters and Sculptors, as well as the Artists’ House, Be’er Sheva. Chana has displayed her work in group exhibitions and had a successful Solo Exhibition in November 2017.

1946 Born in Greater Manchester.

1956 Hanson Girls Grammar school, Bradford.

Training

1962 – 1964 Foundation course at Bradford Art College, England.

1964 – 1968  Fine Art Degree in Painting and Printmaking (with Honours) at Maidstone College of Art, England.

1968 – 1969 Art Teaching Certificate from Leeds University.

Teaching Career

1969 – 2006 Teaching career in Art, Special Needs and Nursery Education, in England.

Art career

2006 Made Aliyah. Moved to Israel, Jerusalem , and focused on her art work full-time.

Watercolour sketch in Jerusalem

Watercolour sketch in Jerusalem

2010 Launched her website and started selling art work online (Fine Art America).  Sold work at Art Fairs and Presentations in Jerusalem.

2011 ‘Two women, Jerusalem, lino print, exhibited at Green door Studio, U.K.

2012  Moved from the Holy City of Jerusalem to Be’er Sheva, City of Our Fathers, in the Negev Desert.

2013 Became a member of the Association of Israeli Painters and Sculptors (a National Professional Artist’s Association).

2013  March – May.

Lino cut exhibited in New York

Lino print exhibited in ‘Breath/Breadth Group Exhibition at Brooklyn College Hillel, New York, presented by Jewish Art Now

2013  ‘Pesach‘ (oil painting) exhibited at the Library Art Gallery, Be’er Sheva, March 10th – April 7th.

2013 ‘Purim‘ (oil painting) exhibited at the Library Art Gallery, Be-er Sheva, August – September.

After the initial idea for an oil painting. Writing down my ideas. Gathering together relevant sketdhes and photographs.

Putting inspiration into practice. Brainstorming the idea before beginning an oil painting.

2013  Art work for sale in Yad Ne’ema Gallery, 9 Yoel Salamon St. Nahalat Shivah, Jerusalem (Cell: 052-658-1150)

2013 Art work for sale in Shorashim Biblical Shop, Tiferet Israel 3, The Old City, Jerusalem (02-628-9729)

2014  Commissioned poster for the ‘Proudly Jewish’ posters series for Voices and Visions, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF)

2015  April – June. ‘Hachnasat Sefer Torah‘ (oil painting) exhibited at the Municipal Library Art Gallery, Be’er Sheva

2015  June – September.  ‘Kabbalat Shabbat‘, ‘Purim’ and ‘Pesach Not Only Our Fathers‘ (3 oil paintings) exhibited at the Colours of Be’er Sheva Art Gallery, Matnes Yud Aleph, Be’er Sheva

2015  ‘Simchat Torah 2’ on front cover of a Canadian Jewish magazine.

2015 August – October.  ‘My Street, Orange and Blue‘ and ‘My Street, Orange‘ exhibited at the Library Art Gallery, Be’er Sheva.

2016 Joined Beit Haomanim (The Artists’ House) in Be’er Sheva. There is always some of her work on display, and Chana takes part in group exhibitions. Work sold.

2016 Exhibited ‘The Kerchief’  and ‘Torah in the Negev’ in the S.Y.Agnon Exhibition at the Library Art Gallery, Be’er Sheva.

2016 Golda Meir poster features on the front cover of an American Jewish magazine ‘Shelanu’.

2016 Art work features in various Chabad calendars for 5777, including Manchester, U.K., California and Antwerp.

2016  Hachnasat Sefer Torah poster for an Ashdod, Israel, Synagogue.

2016  Chana’s work is on the Chabad Website ‘Jewish Art for the Soul’.

2017  Chabad , Athens.  Calendar 5778, featuring Chana Helen’s art only, and her biography.

2017 Produced 17 line drawings to illustrate ‘Leaving the Garden’, a poetry book by Ruth Fogelman.

2017 November.  Solo Exhibition, ‘Gladness and Joy’  at The Artists’ House, Be’er Sheva.

2018 Five cards designed for Yad Sarah, an Israeli national charity.