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Bruria Portrait

Bruria

Also Known as: Bruria Finkel

Born:
Jerusalem, Israel 1932

Active in:

  • Santa Monica, California

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Bruria Finkel.

Luce Artist Biography

Bruria grew up in an observant Jewish home in Israel where images were forbidden. As a child she found beauty in the things that surrounded her such as the braids on a loaf of bread, the lace kerchief her mother wore, and the decorations on the family’s wine cup. Throughout her life, Bruria has studied the philosophies of Jewish mysticism, which have provided inspiration for her art. It has become ritualistic for Bruria to paint her ceramic sculptures, often of heads and hands, from her inner emotions and dreams she has had.