Born in Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 1943, Avi Farin became orphaned at the age of four. Farin was brought to Israel by ship, but directly rerouted to the island of Cypress, where Farin was interned within British Camps for Refugees, by Britain. Eventually, he continued his journey to Israel, on the historical ship "EXODUS," and was placed, in the care of the Israeli government, as an orphan. At this time, Farin was entered into the Pardess Hanna Youth Village School, under the tutelage of Mr. Tokaier, Farin's teacher and guidance counselor. It was here, that Farin's high degree of artistic abilities, both in music and art were discovered. Tokaier, was instrumental in guiding and encouraging Farin to pursue his talents.
Later, Farin was promoted to the Youth Village
High School, in Jerusalem, where under the watchful eye of Dr.
Sofie Rogalsky (second to the Ministry of Welfare), Farin's
talents developed. Farin pursued his talents with a fervor,
receiving a governmental scholarship to Jerusalem's Academy
of Art, donated by the toy store owner of FAO Schwartz, in New
York, allowing him to attend the Bezalel Academy of Art, in
Jerusalem. Upon completion of his schooling, Farin served in
the Israeli Army, mandatory of all Israeli citizens. After Farin
completed his duty in the army, he was offered a contract, in
a New York City Nightclub, as a drummer, which Farin accepted.
Once in New York, Farin Attended the Port Washington School
of Art by day and performed on drums by night. Farin furthered
his education at the Pratt Institute of Graphic Arts and the
Center for the Media Art. At the present time, Farin has been
commissioned by the Village Gate of New York to do 12 new posters
for world renowned Jazz Musicians including such greats as Charlie
Parker, Oscar Peterson and Billie Holiday to name a few. He
has also been commissioned by the United Nations director and designer of official postage stamps, involving countries around