The Artist: Mordechai Rosenstein
Since 1979, Mordechai Rosenstein started creating Jewish Art and putting it up in people’s homes, synagogues, and agencies throughout the world. In addition, he had the opportunity to visit many different organizations and wanted to make sure that the walls of office buildings are covered with Jewish Art.
From his studio in his home in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, Mordechai creates myriad of pieces utilizing vibrant colors and flowing lines that transform the art of Hebrew calligraphy into a modern day feast for the eyes.
In 2003, Barry Magen also from Elkins Park, joined Mordechai as a business partner. Barry works in the Rosenstein Gallery daily and with different synagogues, organizations and the general public. They have created unique lines of gifts that a person can be proud to display in their home or office.
His unique style evolved as a result of various influences. He was a member of the first graduating class of Akiba Hebrew Academy. While studying at The Philadelphia College of Art, Abstract Expressionist professor Franz Kline profoundly influenced Rosenstein. By uniting his interest in Judaica and painting, Rosenstein has given a contemporary meaning to the art of Hebrew calligraphy.