David Gilboa (1910-1976) was born in Romania in 1910 and died in Tel-Aviv in 1976. He studied at Academy of Fine Art, Bucharest, Romania, during the years of 1927-29. He immigrated to Israel in 1933 and settled in Tsfat. He is one of the founders of the Artist’s Quarter, Safed. He was a landscape painter until he discovered the human element, which previously was considered secondary importance. He then concentrated on painting people. In addition to painting the people and landscapes of Israel, he also produced and illustrated a number of children’s books, among them the classic “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson.