Jacob Nowogroder, born in poland 1939 and immigrated to Israel in 1957. his works can be defined as figurative surrealism. His work is greatly influenced by his experiences during the war and the state his country was left in. this theme can be seen in his work again and again, taking the shape of destructed houses and fragile clay pots, sometimes intact and sometimes broken. Nature seems to morph into human environment and vice verse, driving the ideas of desolation and isolation further. He lives and works in Petach Tikva.