Johanan Herson home artist
Born in 1950 in Montréal Canada, Johanan Herson
was initiated into art at an early age.
At the age of eight he won a prestigious
award for children’s art, and was marked as
a promising talent. Besides art he also studied
movement and ballet.He has worked extensively as
an actor from the age of 12 appearing on stage,
and performing a leading role in a television soap
opera for five consecutive seasons.
He has also appeared in feature films and documentaries,
television dramas and theater.In 1967, he came to Israel
to study at the Bezal’el Art Academy in Jerusalem,
and then continued studies in fine arts at the
ConcordiaUniversity, Montréal majoring in drama.
Over the past two decades Herson has also worked
extensively painting in “Soft Art”, a technique he
mastered wile working with the famous Israeli artist,
Calman Shemi, a pioneer in this unusual art media.
Subsequently, Herson began designing tufted wool
and mixed media tapestries. Many of his larger
pieces were commissioned by various public and
private institutions; the Tel Aviv University
and the Jerusalem Journalist Hall, Bank Mizrachi
(37 Branches) Savionei Hagan, Tel Aviv,
Africa-Israel Corp., Ramat Gan Theater.
Conservatory Or Yehuda,
and the Diamond Center in Tel Aviv.
Johanan is represented in many fine art
galleries in Europe and North America and
is successfully defining his unique voice
internationally as well as in Israel where
he lives close to his children.