Ben Avram was born in Bombay, India, but is primarily a Jerusalem painter. He immigrated to Israel in 1956 and continued to make his home in Jerusalem. He studied art in the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He has held exhibition of his works all over the world. Some of his most notable exhibitions are Ė
- 1964 Group shows in Canada and USA
- 1977 Safrai Gallery, Jerusalem
- 1981-1986 Artexpo New York
- 1981-1986 Artexpo Los Angeles
He is one of those few artists who live their work. His canvases breathe Jerusalem. His watercolors and oils capture this ancient city in myriad moods. His fascination and deep love for the city has made his depictions not just exoticised cursory studies but quintessence of the cityís true spirit. The people he depicts are not creations of imagination but are real people, who he has probably known all his life. Ben Avram almost always presents people in their own milieu, their own world. His paintings are characterized by harmony between man and his environment.
Avramís mainly likes to depict the landscapes of his beloved Jerusalem. The ancient arched alleyways, steep narrow streets, spires, citadels and famous gates in the wall of the city are lovingly interpreted in his canvases. Varam has little patience for actualities, what he aspires to capture is the light and rhythm of a place as seen in his seascapes of Jaffa and Acre which capture the essence of Mediterranean seacoast.
In the holy land of Jerusalem Ben Avram has realized his true calling.