(1928 - )
Yaacov Agam is a famous Israeli artist.
Born as Jacob Gipstein, this son of
a Russian rabbi grew up in Rishon
Le-Zion and became the leading exponent of optical and kinetic
art. When first introduced, his works destroyed the accepted ideas
of art as a fixed image. As one critic put it, he has sought a unique
form of expression that reflects the reality of Judaism as something removed from the art rooted in other civilizations. Rather
than frozen in time, Agam’s work is in a state of perpetual becoming.
He is best known for his three-dimensional paintings and sculptures,
including the water fountain on Dizengoff Street in the heart of Tel
Sources: Bard, Mitchell G. and Moshe Schwartz. 1001
Facts Everyone Should Know About Israel. Rowman & Littlefield