About the artist:
Yohanan Simon, painter was born in 1905, Berlin. From 1927 he lived mainly in France. Beginning in 1934 he worked in New York for the magazine Vogue. In 1936 he immigrated to Mandate Palestine. Until 1953 he was a member of Kibbutz Gan Shmuel. He executed a number of murals for Israeli ships, public buildings and hotels, including Bank of Israel offices in New York and a hotel in Côte d'Ivoire. He also illustrated books and designed stage sets.