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Simon Karczmar, was born in Warsaw, Poland, November 1st, 1903. Later, he went to the Warsaw School of Fine Art. He painted nature and portraits. To pay for his studies, he went regularly to Russia to buy furs for a cousin who is a furrier. He developed a great experience as a fur sorter. In 1929, he went to Paris to further his painting practice. Simon painted and Nadia organised exhibitions during ten tears in the US and Canada. In 1962, they returned to Israel where Simon took a studio in Safed and became member of the artist colony. For long, they alternated between Safed in summer and New-York in winter. Having so accomplished to be a painter during the last 22 years of his life, Simon died in 1982, at 79 years old.