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.
In the late Sixties Dov studied
in yeshivas in 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
visual paradigms for dialogue
3-D triptychs
 ,wax congealings 
acrylic emulsions
 paintings on refective surfaces
within the abstract illusionist genre,
 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. 
After the passing away of his wife,
the artist, Yael Avi-Yonah
Dov now lives with his new wife, Dorit
in Tzfat (Safed)

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




Link to excellent review

in the Jerusalem Post:

Link to other reviews of exhibitions

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For prices for originals, artist-enhanced giclees
 and prints/posters to be shipped in Israel
or not yet listed in the shopping cart
please contact the artist directly.

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   You or anyone you know

are invited to Dov's studio/gallery at

107 Alorzorov Street
Tzfat (Safed)

or his new residence at

13 Bezalel Street


Telephone in Israel:
  mobile: 052-662-7620


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