Born to Paint

Growing up in working-class Haifa, being a painter was not in the cards. So Shmuel Groberman became an architect before finally returning to his first love.

February 24, 2011 13:27
Shmuel Groberman

shmuel groberman 521. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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At the ripe age of 58, Shmuel Groberman has finally realized that his life was planned and neatly mapped out for him before he was even born. Groberman was born to be a painter, whether he likes it or not. Fortunately for him, and for us, he does.

“I have always known that I was named Shmuel after my mother’s brother, who died in the Holocaust, and that he had been a painter,” Groberman recalls. “In recent years I realized that, for my parents, I was him.


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