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Name  Helen Berman

Helen Berman
Full Name  Helene Julia Cohen
Born  6 April 1936 (age 79) (1936-04-06) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Education  Kees Bol, Jan Gregoor, Thierry Veltman
Alma mater  Design Academy Eindhoven
Known for  Painting, Drawing, Design
Style  Modern art, Postmodern art
Movement  Abstract expressionism, Lyrical abstraction
Awards  Van Dissel textile design awards

Helen Berman (Hebrew: הלן ברמן‎‎; born 6 April 1936) is a Dutch-Israeli visual artist. She was a textile designer in the 1960s and has been a painter and occasionally an art educator since the 1970s. She is well known in Israel and has exhibited also in Germany and the Netherlands. She created modern and postmodern art and has engaged in realistic impressionism and lyrical abstract expressionism.


Helen Berman was born in Amsterdam and as a young girl survived the Holocaust. She was trained as a textile designer at the Design Academy Eindhoven. While at the academy, she took extracurricular coursework in the free arts with Kees Bol and Jan Gregoor. After her graduation in 1960, Helen Berman designed textiles for several companies. Some of her designs were awarded prizes and publications in professional magazines.

During the seventies, Berman studied painting and drawing with Thierry Veltman, graduating with a teaching degree. In 1978, she immigrated to Israel, where she continued to refine her style. During a decade-long residence in Jaffa, she became part of the local artists' community and a member of the Israel Painters and Sculptors Association. Since 1998, she has been painting and exhibiting from her studio in Tel Mond.


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