Hi, I’m Kalman Gavriel
I bring forth the wisdom and beauty of the ancient Hebrew language with my artwork. I create meaningful pieces with the traditional scribal tools such as quills, parchment, and ink while incorporating modern mediums such as color, negative space, and shape.
I’ve always had a passion for understanding the depth and meaning behind the Hebrew letters. When I finished my IDF service as a paratrooper, I knew I had a calling as a scribe and as an artist.
Over time I began to see the letters as a form of art, to use their spiritual power to create a bond between people, art, and ancient texts. I began collaborating with local artists, running workshops, and educating myself about scribes, the meaning behind the Hebrew language, and its history.
My studio is in the Old City of Jerusalem. I gain inspiration from the city, its history, and its inhabitants, and their spirit is reflected in my artwork.
The Jerusalem Scribe @ Hebrew University Art Exhibition
Hon. Naftali BennettFormer Prime Minister of Israel
Hon. Moshe LionMayor of Jerusalem
Featured at the United Nations (UN)
UN Watch Scribal Art GiftMade for Chairman Amb. Alfred H. Moses
Pastor Paula White & Jonathan CainLeading American Evangelical Leaders
Nissim BlackOrthodox Rapper & Songwriter
R' Shlomo Katz (Well-Known Jewish Musician, Author & Rabbi)
Our Beautiful piece of custom made work from R' Kalman is what greets the eyes of all those who enter our home, setting the tone in such a holy and powerful way.
MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh (Former Member of Israel's Parliament)
Kalman was able to intuitively understand the vision I had for a rendition of Israel's Declaration of Independence, and transform it into a beautiful and meaningful work of art, capturing the inspiring essence of our shared vision, mission and values.
Hillel Neuer (Director of UN Watch)
Kalman has worked with our organization to create cherished customized artwork for a number of honorees at our Gala dinners.
His work with the Hebrew letters demonstrates the relationship between time relevant themes and the Jewish tradition