I was born in Manchester, England.

In 1968, I graduated with an Honours Degree from Maidstone College of Art, England.  Soon afterwards I started teaching.

In 2006, when I retired, I made Aliyah. My artwork includes a great deal of imagery from Jerusalem, where I lived for the first six years. 

When I moved to Beer Sheva, at the end of 2012, I became a member of the ‘Association of Israeli Painters and Sculptors’. I also joined the ‘Artists’ House of Beer Sheva and the Negev’, and the ‘America-Israel Cultural Foundation’. 

In 2014, I was commissioned by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to create a poster for their ‘Voices and Visions’ series, ‘Proudly Jewish’

I had my first solo exhibition, ‘Gladness and Joy’,  in 2017 at The Artists’ House, Beer Sheva. 

That same year, I created 17 line drawings to illustrate ‘Leaving the Garden’, a book of poems by Ruth Fogelman. 

The following year, I had my first solo exhibition in Jerusalem,’Gladness and Joy in Jerusalem’, at the Hechal Shlomo Museum of Jewish Art, which led to my being interviewed on Israeli television and radio.

Two of my paintings were on show in the artists’ collective, ‘Israeli Contemporary Artists’, in the Espacio Gallery, London, in 2019. In the same year, I illustrated ‘What Color Are Your Dreams?’, another poetry book by Ruth Fogelman and had four of my paintings on show at ZOA (Zionist House of America) in Tel Aviv. 

I had my second solo exhibition, at Hechal Shlomo, ‘At The Kotel’, in 2020. I was interviewed whilst at the Museum, again for Israeli television. A documentary about me and my artwork was later shown on Canadian TV as part of the ‘Holy Art’ series.

In 2021, in Beer Sheva, I had my latest solo exhibition, ‘Also the Holy City….Also the City of our Fathers’.

Chana Helen Rosenberg,
Photo credits: Nik Smirnov – Art Spot/ניק סמירנוב – ארט ספוט