December 03, 2019
Dr. Amos Nir
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."