Hello and welcome!
I am Debby Luzia. Art has always been a part of my life. As a child in London, I would accompany my father to his art gallery and on Saturdays to his little stall at Portobello market. When I was 9 years old we immigrated to Tel-Aviv Israel where he established Stern Gallery in 1971.
It seemed only natural to go to art school and become involved in the gallery. That was 30 years ago…. In 2001, I became the owner of Stern Gallery Tel-Aviv , my mission being the promotion of Israeli contemporary painting alongside the classic art the gallery is famous for.
I also collect art and this urge to acquire brought me to the academy to research this remarkable phenomenon, surprisingly neglected albeit its popularity. I completing my M.A studies, doing qualitative research on art collectors in Israel and analysing their ways of creating value.
In January 2015 I self published my book: Why the Mona Lisa lost her smile, a behind the scenes analysis of the global art world. The Hebrew edition has been very successful and I am now working on the English version.
I am a proud mother of three wonderful young adults and work with my husband who is also my business partner and a talented art restorer.
My passions are art, learning, writing and reading, I am fascinated by the way people interact with objects of all kinds. I also am an avid Pilates practicer, love to spend time in the desert, I love people and always try to excel in whatever I do.
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