Born in 1930, Romania. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest under Ressu, a disciple of Gustave Moreau. In 1959 he immigrated to Israel. His first solo exhibition took place in Tel Aviv, 1967. In 1974, after the death of his wife he moved to Paris, where he lives to this day, still maintaining a close relationship with Israel.
Briss is a painter of the magical and the marvelous, whose nostalgia for icons comes straight from his native Moldavian plains. His images are symbolic; their naiveté has a genuine popular essence expressed in a subtly metamorphosed conventionalized style. Briss's choice and use of colors are remarkable. Briss's painting conveys harmony and
cheerfulness which conceals well a life of hiding and survival. His work is a mixture of popular Roman art with Jewish tradition. Briss’s mosaics and works on wood are presented in public places in Israel. His artwork is exhibited in museums all over Europe and North America, as well as in private collections and exhibitions.