Messinger, Menachem

Menachem Messinger, Israeli, born in Poland, 1898-1987.

Menachem Messinger was born in a small village near Zamość, Poland, to a Jewish religious family. In Poland he was active in local Yiddish theatre and made carved wood canes. In 1932 he emigrated to Israel and settled in Haifa, where he has been working for a construction company. In 1967 he started to paint as a naive artist at the age of 70.

Menachem Messinger
1898 Zamość, Poland - 1987 Haifa, Israel