The Steipler Portrait


Dimensions: 46 x 46 cm | 18 x 18"
Materials: Stainless Steel and Acrylic

A framed artwork of the Steipler , rendered in laser cut stainless steel and acrylic .

The metal portrait takes on the form of an attractive semi-abstract, modern painting where positive and negative spaces are well thought out and completely in balance. In an attempt to decode the form and to understand it’s meaning, the viewer is drawn closer to the work.

Rav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky ( רב יעקב ישראל קַנִיֶּבְסְקִי) , known as The Steipler was a Chareidi rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and posek, and the author of Kehilos Yaakov, “a multi-volume Talmudic commentary.”

This framed artwork of the Steipler is rendered in laser cut stainless steel and acrylic, decorating your modern interior with holiness and design.
Rav Yaakov Yisroel Kanievsky (רב יעקב ישראל קניבסקי) known as “The Steipler” was born in 1899 in the Ukraine.

He studied in the Novardok Yeshiva in Belarus, eventually becoming Rosh Yeshiva (dean).

In 1922 after publishing his highly acclaimed sefer Shaarei Tevuna he was introduced to his wife by her brother the Chazon Ish. In 1934 he emigrated to Eretz Yisroel where he became the Rosh Yeshiva of the Novardok Yeshiva in Bnei Brak.

Together with Rav Shach, he was considered the leader of Ashkenazi Orthodox Jewry until his passing in 1985.

He is known for his multi-volume work on the Talmud – Kehilas Yaakov, the first volume of which he wrote while serving in the Bolshevik army.

Please note, this artwork comes with a silver colored metal frame in order to provide increased contrast to the black background and make the artwork more beautiful and powerful. Should you want a black frame, please let us know.