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Full Name  Dina Gross
Nationality  Israeli

Occupation  Sculptor
Name  Dina Merhav
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Born  1936 (age 76-77)Vinkovci, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, (now Croatia)
Parent(s)  Zlatko and Steffi (nee Wachster) Gross

Dina merhav

Dina Merhav (Hebrew: דינה מרחב‎‎; born March 9, 1936) is a Croatian born Israeli sculptor.


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Dina Gross (later Merhav) was born in Vinkovci to a Croatian Jewish family of Zlatko and Steffi Gross. During World War II her father, as a Royal Yugoslav Army officer, was captured and imprisoned in a war camp in Germany. Merhav, her mother and rest of the family managed to escape to Split, from there to Switzerland through Italy. After the war they returned to Croatia to be reunited with Dina's father. In 1949 whole family made Aliyah to Israel. In Israel she studied and graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.

Art career

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After graduation Merhav worked as a graphic designer. She taught graphic design and sculpture at the WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education, at the art department of University of Haifa and at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. From 1984 to 1985 Merhav studied sculpture at the University of Haifa. In 1984 she attended the stone sculpture seminar in Pietrasanta, Italy.


Merhav creates soaring sculptures of birds and angels from scrap iron.

Awards and recognition

In 1998 the city of Haifa awarded Merhaw the "Herman Struck Best Artist of the Year" Prize. Merhav frequently visits her birth country and exhibits in the various museums across the Croatia. In 2013 Merhav opened an exhibition "Ptice u letu" (Birds in Flight) in Zagreb. She also has published the poetry book "For You With Love". Merhav works in her sculpture studio in Kibbutz Nir Ezion and lives in Ein Hod.


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