Uri Lifschitz was born in 1936, on Kibbutz Givat HaShlosha. He served in the Israel Defense Force paratrooper Unit 101 under Ariel Sharon. He began painting in the 1950s. In the 1960s and 1970s he was one of the founders of the 10 Plus group which posed an alternative to the lyrical abstract style of the New Horizons movement. He died in 2011.