Pinhas Golan was an Israeli artist and sculptor. Golan was a Holocaust survivor, and his work focused on the subject. Golan was born in 1924 in a small village in Hungary, and was 15 years old when World War II began. His mother and his two younger brothers, ages 5 and 7, were murdered during the Holocaust in Auschwitz. Golan himself was imprisoned in a Nazi work camp in Austria during the war. In 1948, Golan immigrated to Israel, joining the Israel Defense Forces, where he served for the next 22 years. Golan took part of the Israeli War of Independence, the Sinai war,the Six day war, the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War. Golan graduated from the art and sculptor academy of Ramat Gan and has completed his first and second degree in Bar-Ilan University. Golan's main work is "The Blocked Gate" series, which was created based on his personal experiences. Golan was married to Siprha and has two sons. Golan died on the February 7, 2016.
Selected solo exhibitions
1989 The Artist’s House, Tel Aviv
1992 “Vicious Landscapes”, Vigado Gallery, Budapest, Curator: Dorit Kedar