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 mouthpainter, 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 full member of the MFPA.