"If I don’t paint, I am lost," said internationally- renowned artist and Israel Prize winner Yosl Bergner, 94, with a slight Yiddish lilt and boyish charm.
“It’s my language. I’m a talker; I’m a schvitzer [self-promoter]. A painting puts a certain form to it, but it’s not always that I like it.”
Sitting comfortably at his desk inside his cavernous Tel Aviv art studio on a sunny Tuesday morning – surrounded by dozens of intricately-painted canvasses and sculptures reflecting the mosaic of his prodigious talents – Bergner, whose youthful energy belies his age, need not worry.