Born in 1920, Vienna
Son of the po.et Malech Ravitch. During his youth, before the outbreak of WWII, he immigrated to Australia with his family. There he began to study Fine Art at the National Gallery School in Melbourne. On his way to Australia he met a young poet, Yosl Birshtein, who later on, helped Bergner found an Artist Collective that dealt with Social Realist Painting.
In 1950, Bergner immigrated to Israel, settling in Safed to begin with.
Today he lives and works in Tel-Aviv.
Bergner’s paintings contain reoccurring symbolic motifs, such as, household utensils (Grater, kettle) as well as literary and narrative references. He illustrated several editions of Classical Israeli literature and worked as a stage and costume designer for a theater.
Studied painting under the painter Hirsch Altman.
Studied in the National Gallery School of Art in Victoria-Melbourne.
Bergner represented Israel on a number of occasions at the Venice Biennale
and the Sao Polo Biennale.
Awards and Prizes:
1980 Israel Prize for the Arts.