Sculptor ❘ Sculptures made of wood
My name is Leonid Shekhtman.
I was born in Baku (USSR), graduated from school in Sukhumi in 1955 and entered the Leningrad Institute of Water Transport Engineers. He graduated with a degree in shipbuilding engineer. He built and repaired ships in different cities and seas of the USSR.
In 1990 he immigrated to Israel. He worked at a factory. In 2003 he became a pensioner and returned to his old passion – Love for wood.
I was introduced to the wonderful sculptor Solomon Leviev, and I began to study sculpture with him.
The themes of my sculptures are music, Jewish life and all the diversity around.
For 10 years I have been teaching those who wish to sculpt wood sculptures and during this time I have developed my own method of teaching the sculpting of visually impaired people.
During this time, I trained 8 people who were able to continue sculpting at home after that.
In 2017, an exhibition of sculptures by my students Rafi bin Haim and Renata Zaidman was organized, which was a great success.
There were many visitors and there was a good article in the Karmiel News newspaper.
At the moment, the workshop in the Eshkolot club is closed due to the pandemic. Stay tuned for updates on the site.