Avraham Ofek (1935-1990) was born in 1935 in Bourgaz, Bulgaria. He immigrated to Israel in 1949 and settled in kibbutz Ein Hamifratz near Haifa where he was educated. Professional Studies: painting under Arieh Rothman; 1958-60 the Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy; 1961 Study Tour to Seville and Madrid, Spain, & London. Teaching: 1962-75 the Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem; 1978 appointed Head of the Art Department, Haifa University. Prizes: 1962 Biennale, Paris; 1969 Jerusalem Prize for Painting and Sculpture; 1972 Represented Israel at Venice Biennale; 1990 Ish-Shalom Prize for Life’s achievements in the Art.
In 1976 Ofek founded the “Levitan” Group together with Shmuel Ackerman and Michael Grobman. In 1981-83 he was nominated for the Consul for Sculpture and Science at the Embassy of Israel in Rome. Ofek had made several murals across Israel, among them the most famous are in Kfar Uria, at the Central Post Office Building in Jerusalem and at the Stone and Agron Schools, Jerusalem.
Avraham Ofek died in 1990 in Jerusalem.