Itzhak Adir

Mouth Artist


Itzhak Adir


Born on 29 November 1947 in Iran, Itzhak Adir went to a technical college of the Israeli Air Force. While he served in the army as an Air Force engineer, he was severely injured at the age of 21. He has been confined to the wheelchair ever since. As a mouth painting artist, he created a new life for himself and mastered his difficult fate through painting. One year after his accident Adir was granted a scholarship by the Association. This enabled him to enrol at the academy for art teachers in Ramat-Hasharon and he graduated with honours. In 1979 he became a Full Member of the MFPA.

Today, he works as a teacher and lecturer at the academy of art teachers. He initiated and expanded a course called Rehabilitating. This course serves to train art teachers who work with disabled people. His teachers at the art academy in Israel taught him the painting culture and tradition of this genre. He lightens his compositions through a highly developed sense of colour. In the course of several years, the artist has participated in many exhibitions around the globe. His works have been exhibited in places such as Sydney, Vancouver, Madrid and other famous cities.