Israeli painter Shmuel Groberman lives and works in Yaffo.
Between 1973 and 1979, Groberman studied architecture at the Technion in Haifa under Yitzhak Danziger, Yehiel Shemi and Yoav Barel and after he was employed at many architecture firms.
Since he was still a teenager, the artist strove to study and practice classical academic painting on his own. He incorporated his broad knowledge base in an extraordinarily methodical approach, visible in his “classical” paintings.
The artist’s works are still, an expression of love for the craft of painting, based on genuine interest in constructing form and content based on an extensive reservoir of images, from masterpieces by such great masters as Michelangelo and Toulouse Lautrec, Gustave Doré and Delacroix.
The images prevalent in his childhood in Israel, with huge, dramatic movie posters or the illustrations in the legendary Tarbut Encyclopedia, also find expression. The world of action movies, television, and even the internet also provide the artist with an infinite database of dramatic imagery, figures and fragments from passing moments of reality in motion. These sources of inspiration infiltrate Groberman’s paintings to create their character and complexity.