Meir Amar was born in Israel in 1979 and grew up in the
ancient “Machne Israel” neighborhood in Jerusalem. He inherited his talent for
drawing and passion for the arts from his father, the artist Mommy Amar.
When Meir Amar joined his military duty, Commander Benny
Gantz, former chief of staff, recognized his great potential to paint murals in
army bases as part of an art and cultural program. Meir became the official
artist of the Israeli Defense Forces and his murals can be seen in many of the
bases all over the country.
Meir Amar is a graduate of the School of Arts
"Bezalel" Jerusalem. Immediately after graduating he won a full
scholarship to study art at the “Israel Museum” and worked under the guidance
of artist Mark Yanai. Meir is known for his large scale paintings and strong
use of color; he combines expressionist and figurative genres with Jewish
spiritual elements in his work.
Meir Amar's works of art are shown worldwide and have left
their mark in London art centers, museums, galleries and private collections
around the world.
years his work has been exhibited in:
Quarter - Jerusalem
Exhibition - "Human Root" - at YMCA