Selected Works

David Nipo (born in Brazil, 1964)

David Nipo was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He immigrated to Israel in 1969. In 1983-1997 he worked in set and prop design for the Israeil film Industry. In the late 1990s, he studied painting with Israel Hershberg. In 2005, he and Aram Gershuni established Hatahana Studio for Figurative Painting and Drawing in Tel Aviv. Nipo lives and works in Moshav Nir Akiva in the Negev.

Nipo paints mainly in oils. His themes are traditional – landscape and still life, and his style is hyperrealist. Since 2010, his work has become increasingly symbolic, with references to Western art history.


1980 Israel Goldstein Youth Village, Jerusalem, sculpture
1990 Summer semester, International School of Art, Umbria, Italy
1997-1999 Painting, Jerusalem Studio School, with Israel Hershberg


Since 1999 teaches drawing at Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem.
Since 2005, Hatahana Studio for Figurative Drawing and Painting, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Sapir Academic College, Sderot

Awards And Prizes

2013 Haim Schiff Prize for Figurative-Realistic Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv