Ovadia Alkara was born in Daliat El Carmel in 1939. He began painting at the age of 16 and immediately upon release from the army, he went to Europe and studied at the Ecole Del Beaux Arts in Paris. Alkara lives in Israel and New York and he is a member of the Ein Hod Artists Village. One-Man Shows: 1964 Hagefen Gallery, Haifa, Israel 1965 Artists' Village, Ein Hod, Israel Dov Gallery, Philadelphia U.S.A. 1966 Sheskin Gallery, New York U.S.A. Israel Gallery, New York, U.S.A. 1968 Israel-America Cultural Foundation New York 1970 Caravan Gallery, New York, U.S.A. 1971 Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel 1972 Old Jaffa Gallery, Jaffa Israel 1974 Goldmann Gallery, Haifa, Israel 1975 Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 1978 Engel Gallery, Jerusalem Israel 1982 Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Alkara's works are in the permanent collection of many museums and collections.
1983 Ovadia Alkara wins an acquisition prize at the Treinnale of Israeli Graphic Art, Haifa Museum of Modern Art. 1985 visiting artist for a series of lectures about his work, at the Floating Art Center, along the coast of the Mississippi River. Lives intermittently in the Artists Village - Ein Hod - and in New York.