Born-1939 as Abdulla Alkara in Daliat El- Carmel, Israel. Studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. he traveles between Israel, Paris, New- York, Germany and the Netherlands.
Alkara's artistic journey began in his youth, when he resided in the artists' village, Ein Hod, where he was exposed to the works of leading modernist Israeli artists such as Mokadi, Rudi Lehmann and Marcel Janco.
Alkara's range of style developed over the years from oriental paintings of his Druse home town to neo- expressionism and neo- fauvism.
Alkara's art works reflect his search for artistic expression, his use of colors and dynamic brush movement create dense and rich compositions which distinguished by ornamental patterning of oriental carpets.
An interview with Ovadia Alkara, Dana Gilerman, Ha'aretz, 2008
Selected exhibition of Ovadia Alkara:
1964 One person exhibition, Ha'geffen Gallery, Haifa.
1965 One person exhibition, Dov Gallery, Philadelphia
1965 One person exhibition, Art Gallery, Ein Hod village
1966 One person exhibition, Sheskin Gallery, New- York.
1967 Group exhibition, Migdal David, Jerusalem.
1967 Group exhibition, Helena Rubinstein Pavillion, Tel Aviv Museum.
1968 Group exhibition, The American Israel Culture Foundation, New- York.
1969 Young Artists Around the World, Union Cabride Building, New York.
1970 One person exhibition, Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1970 One person exhibitin, Caravan Gallery, New- York.
1971 Group exhibition, Circulation exhibition, Art Galley of Ontario.
1972 Group exhibition, Art Fair, Zurich.
1973 Group exhibition, National Gallery, Ottawa.
1973 Group exhibition, State Museum of New- Jersey
1973 Group exhibition, Assoiciated American Artists, New- York.
1974 Group exhibition, Bochum Museum, Germany.
1974 Group exhibition, Tehilla Waldinger Gallery, New- York.
1975 One person exhibition, Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1976 Group exhibition, Jewish Museum, New- York.
1977 Group exhibition, Palm Spring Desert Museum, California.
1978 Group exhibition, Wash Art, Washington D.C.
1978 One person exhibition, Engel Gallery, Jerusalem.
1978 Group exhibition, Gallery De Bourg, Lausanne.
1978 Group exhibition, Prince Arthur Gallery, Toronto.
1978 One person exhibition, Ray Landis Gallery, New- Jersey.
1979 Group exhibition, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
1980 Group exhibition, Art Expo, New- York.
1986 One person exhibition, Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Haifa.
1987 Group exhibition, Kunst Ausstellung, Dusseldorf.
1988 Haifa- A Portrait of A City, group exhibition, Haifa Museum of Art
1989 One person exhibition, Gallery & Edition A, Munich
1990 Group exhibition, Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1991 One person exhibition, The Lobby Gallery, New- York
1993 One person exhibition, Galerie Kotraste, Dusseldorf.
1993 Self Portraits, Group exhibition, Klarfeld Perry Gallery, New York
1993 One person exhibition, Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996 One person exhibition, Stealli Galerie, Cologne.
2005 Journey, One person exhibition, Okshi Museum, Akku.
2006 One person exhibition, Felix Rengel Gallery, Dusseldorf.
2008 ID, group exhibition, Ein Hod Art Gallery
2008 In A Small Format, One person exhibition, Ein Hod Art Gallery
2008 The Search for the Lost City, group exhibition, Engel Gallery
Original artworks by Ovadia Alkara can be found at the Engel Galleries Israeli art collection.