Dov Lederberg

Short Biography

Dov Lederberg grew up in the Philadelphia area (Central HS 211)
and began his involvement in the arts at Haverford College,
concentrating on the experimental film and became an active film-maker
within The New American Underground. One of his works, entitled "Eargogh",
an interpretation of the life of Vincent Van Gogh starring Jack Smith and Marie Menken,
was widely screened at the time.
In the late Sixties Dov studied in yeshivasin NYC and Israel.
Between 1970 and 1994 he worked as an independent film director,
mainly for Israel Television, making documentary and educational films.
Since 1983 Dov has been deeply involved in using new art mediums and techniques to
express the subtle ideas of Jewish mystical teachings and meditation and has created
many original acrylic paintings and video art compositions
inspired by the Hebrew letters in the scribal style.
His current work is involved with kabbalah mandalas and visual paradigms for dialogue ,
triptychs ,wax congealingsand acrylic emulsions within the abstract illusionist genre,
essentially creating an evocative "gestalt' which invites the
viewer's active interaction and interpretation.
His paintings and video art are exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Israel. 
Dov, a widower from his wife, the artist, Yael Avi-Yonah, now lives in Tzfat (Safed), 
but makes frequent trips abroad for exhibitions and lectures.

Dov Lederberg                      Artist's Manifesto
I am engaged in the converging vectors of art and science,
but receive added inspiration from
kabbalah teachings & meditation and try to create visual forms
(in paintings on canvas but also video art)
conducive to mystical experience and self-transformation.

Various curators have termed my work as abstract illusionist
or mystical abstract expressionist.
I like to regard myself as an "emerging" artist creating art
with many layers and meanings that
 "emerge" before the viewer, an evocative gestalt
that invites the viewer's interaction and discovery.
This effect is enhanced by viewing the work
with avatar-type 3-D glasses
(which of course is difficult to achieve in this web context)
or turning the painting on its different sides.

Brief CV:

TV Interviews and Slideshows

South African TV Interview


Part One:


Part Two:

Slide-Show: Stones on Fire


Slideshow: Tzfassers:


Slideshow: 3-D Triptichs


Slideshow: Dialogues


Slideshow: Turnarounds (Hebrew/English)


Slideshow: 3-D Congealings


Slideshow:Mystic Turn-arounds




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    Many of the paintings may be available as prints and giclees, please inquire:

    You or anyone you know who may be visiting Northern Israel
are invited to our studio/gallery at Alkabetz 11 (near Kossov synagogue)
  The Old City,Tzfat (Safed) Israel.

Telephones in Israel:

mobile: 052-662-7620

USA telephone: 1-720-477-6433
Canada telephone: 1-438-792-0806

Mailing address:
POB 25, Tzfat (Safed) Israel 1310002


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