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David Ben-Gurion
(1886 - 1973)

1st Israeli Prime Minister

“This is the warmest portrait of 'The Man' I have ever seen.”

Israeli artist Yaacov Agam

Ben-Gurion was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Important People of the Century.

This currently unpublished image was taken in 1971 at his Kibbutz Sde Boker, Israel. Ben-Gurion was photographed while sitting in a chair on the lawn next to his home, two years before his death. He was thoughtfully enjoying answering questions from a group of young Jewish American college students.

Currently in the permanent collections of four international museums:

“...a welcome and important addition to the Skirball Museum's significant Fine Arts collections.”

Skirball Museum; Los Angeles, California, USA


“...and indeed it brings up Ben-Gurion's wisdom, kindness and warmth – Ben Gurion in his best during his last years... As the Board of Directors saw your outstanding photograph and were most impressed...This photograph express so eloquently the 'softer' side of Ben-Gurion...”

The Ben-Gurion House; Tel Aviv, Israel


“We wish to thank you for the beautiful print...It really is an extraordinary photo of 'The Man.'”

The Museum of the Diaspora; Tel Aviv, Israel


“...very warm portrait...”

The Jewish Museum; Victoria, Australia


For inquiries on publishing or obtaining a signed and numbered copy of this image, please contact me.