Yosl (Yosel) Bergner
(1920 - 2017)
Yosl (Yosel) Bergner was active/lived in Israel, Australia, Austria. Yosl Bergner is known for painting, set and costume design, book illustration.
Biography Yosl (Yosel) Bergner
Yosl Bergner is an Israeli painter who was born in Vienna in 1920 and grew up in Warsaw. With rampant anti-Semitism in Europe, the Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization was formed in July 1935 to search for a potential Jewish homeland. Soon afterwards a pastoral firm offered the League about 16,500 square ks in the Kimberleys, stretching from the north of Western Australia into the Northern Territory. As history showed, the plans went nowhere. But for a time, the Australian idea was at least worth considering. Bergner's father, Melech Ravitch, became involved in a serious investigation of the Kimberleys. Thus the Bergner family moved to Australia.
Yosl emigrated to Australia in 1937 and studied in the National Gallery
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