Dr. Amos Nir
1924 - 2014, Kefar Sava, Israel
Dr. Nir painted and carved wood at home on his own almost to the end in 2014. His widow has more than 100 works left, which she wants to donate to our Museum. The only thing is very important for her to know who will keep her husband's works, and we promised her that. Some of his works are already on display in Moscow, Berlin, Toronto, Brussels. Follow us.
Dr. Amos Nir was born in Czestochowa, Poland. The family immigrated to Israel in 1924.
He received his primary education in Jerusalem, then studied at the Herzliya gymnasium in Tel Aviv.
Graduate of the Beit HaKerem Pedagogical Seminary, Jerusalem.
In 1946 he went to study in the United States.
Doctor of Psychology (USA).
Upon returning to Israel, he leads the psychological service in Petah Tikva municipality.
Later, for 25 years, Amos Nir led the psychological service in Tel Aviv municipality.
In his work, he paid great attention to helping children with disabilities.
Established a consulting research department at Bar-Ilan University.
After retiring, he and his wife worked for the Ezra organisation, where they founded the Israeli wing (the organisation was created after the Yom Kippur war to support English-speaking immigrants).
Both received certification of appreciation from the organisation "for their tireless work to advance education and welfare issues for the underprivileged, immigrants and veterans."
Keeper Michael Feldman
New Jersey, USA
Born in Moscow. Lives in New Jersey, works as a Physician assistant in a hospital in New York.
Keeper Elena Krasnova
Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg. She loves to show and tell, to visit the hottest places with her guests, to taste and surprise. Certified Chocolatier (yes, these are those insidious people who, even in their dreams, think about how to surprise you with new tastes of chocolates).
Keeper Inna Fialko
Inna: "I was very lucky - the work of Amos Nir just fascinated me! It is joyful, it tells me that old age is not terrible, it does not kill the inner beauty in a person, and even after 90 there is an opportunity to create!".
Ramenskoe, Moscow region, Russia
The Center has become one of the exhibiting sites for the The Silver Age Art Museum.
Keeper Yana Bardachenko
Artist, photo editor, tattoo master.
I also want to strum the guitar! - King Kong
Technique: painted relief
Size: 295x200 mm
Technique: mixed media
Size: 550x420 mm
2. Sketch for drawing
Material: paper (reverse side of Amos Nir's old retiree sheet)
Keeper Elena Anisimova
Rostov, Yaroslavl region, Russia.
Artist of enamel painting at the "Rostov enamel" factory.
Adam and Eve under the withered Tree of the Knowledge
Size: 500x348 mm
Keeper Tatyana Maleeva
“I thank the Museum for creating such a project. I am very glad to have the opportunity to keep Amos Nir's painting "The Dog and the Moon - 2", - writes Tatyana.
Keeper Tatyana Pavlova
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Works in the Russian Museum in the department of oil painting restoration.
Keeper Irena Lysak
Born in Lvov, lives in Israel, worked in the field of telecommunications and cellular.
Keeper Veronica Gamm
Veronica: "Amos Nir's “Cameleer” is staying in the mountains of Haifa. Now he pleases one cool family of four with his warmth: Veronica, Gena, Mark and Ilan. Thanks to the artist's widow for the painting provided!"
Keeper Yulia Shifrin
Keeper Alexandra Migunova-Tihonyuk
Mamonovo, Kaliningrad region, Russia
Collector and curator. Alexandra's main preferences in art are art brut and works of naive artists.
Do elephants kiss too?
Material: slightly curved beech, presumably blank for the back of a chair
Technique: painted relief
Size: 320x190 mm
Weight: 720 gr
Keeper Rita Kryukov
Rita says: “We really love your project, and since we have a lot of teachers and artists in our family, we really wanted to have the work of Amos Nir. Now this Jew will play the violin in our Prenzlauer Berg - on the street where the events of Hans Fallada's novel "Everyone Dies Alone" took place. For me, this is how the circle closes - Jews, communists, Germans, Russians, Moscow, Berlin, Tel Aviv and the work of Amos Nir".
Keeper Elena Borisova
Elena, a journalist from Moscow: “These two works from the Museum are now in my home, in Moscow. "Horse with foal" by Amos Nir, who was born in Czestochowa. And "Incomprehensible animals on the fence." I know that these are cats, watercolor cats by Sando Yakubovich. I also really wanted Sando Yakubovich's bird, but I didn't have time, the bird flew to Arizona And cats definitely get frame as soon as I understand which one they need. Thank you, Museum.
Keeper Karina Kordyukov
Karina lives in Jerusalem and raises a daughter.
Artworks kept in our storerooms
Apples and Pears
Paper, watercolors, gouache, size with frame: 466x364 mm, without frame: 335x235 mm