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David Yona Bekker was born in Vilna, Lithuania in 1897. He studied art in the Antikolsky Academy of Vilna. His father, Avraham Menachem Mendel Bekker, encouraged young David in his artistic leanings.

In 1910, David's mother Raizeh immigrated to Palestine. David followed in 1911 together with his father and his sister Esther. The family was re-united in Jerusalem (see Family History). David Bekker continued his art education in the Bezalel Academy of Art under the founder Prof. Boris Schatz and the artist Abel Pann. Read more ...

* Recent research in the Vilna Archives indicates the year of birth as 1895.


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