Reuben Halpern

Reuben Halpern is a Metal Artist. His art is Abstract and Functional. The art can be Lamps from Musical Instruments, Yard Art, Religious Art, Wall Art, Jewelry, Book Ends, Most Interesting Clocks, Jewelry Boxes, Vases, Fountains, Stands, Candle Holders, Menorahs, Wine Racks, and much more.

Reuben Halpern was born in Walbrzych, Poland in 1948 of parents who survived World War II Concentration Camps. In 1957, at the age of 9, Reuben’s family moved to Israel.

 

There he lived on a Kibbutz for several years until his family moved to the town of Kiryat Shmona. It was then that he began creating metal art. After graduating high school he attended Yod Naton.

Reuben Halpern was born in Walbrzych, Poland in 1948 of parents who survived World War II Concentration Camps. In 1957, at the age of 9, Reuben’s family moved to Israel.  

Yod Naton was an agricultural school outside the city of Akko. There he started welding interesting found scrap metal from farm equipment and thus started his Metal Art carrier. He graduated as a practical engineer in agricultural machinery and farming.

Upon graduation, Reuben entered the Israel army in their Nachal Branch. It is the Nachal’s responsibility to develop the war torn borders into thriving farmland.  Which are further developed into a community so that the army can turn over the developed area to a Kibbutz or Moshov.

In 1968, while driving his tractor, patrolling the border at Argamon, he went over a land mind. Nine months later, still recovering, he returned to civilian life in Kiryat Shmona. It was there that he met his future wife, Karen Adrienne Allen, from Birmingham, AL.

In 1971 Reuben and Karen were married in Haifa, Israel. They resided for 7 year in Kiryat Atta. Their two sons, Jacob and Allen were both born in Haifa.

In 1977 the Halpern family moved to Birmingham, AL. Reuben found a great deal of satisfaction working in machinery fabrication, welding, cutting and bonding. The scrap metal and parts “talked” to him. He became very creative with abstract and functional metal art. He even developed a love for yard art.

Today Reuben enjoys his art studio at the Thomas Projects and has endless ideas and creations. He has created commissioned Metal Art by many for various art pieces, one piece, which was commissioned by Governor Don Siegelman. He has enjoyed exhibiting his work with Thomas Projects at Bare Hands Gallery and Workplace. Currently you can find his Meta Art at Vero Vanblaere’s Naked Art Gallery in Forest Park as well as Billie Dupree’s Incubate Gallery in Avondale, and Temple Beth-El Gift Shop on Highland Avenue.

Reuben also enjoys aiding his wife and sons in their chemical company K-Chem, Inc. in Birmingham. He also meets the challenges with his sons on maintaining their rental properties. He works as well with the Rushton Foundation in its farming program. And of course, Reuben is in his studio every day creating new Metal Art.

While we are working on building Reuben’s website, you can find more information on his Metal Art at http://www.k-chem.com/reuben/index.htm

Also you can call him direct on his cell phone at 205-369-4640 or email him at Rhalpern@k-chem.com .

We hope you will enjoy the Metal Art of Reuben Halpern. And look for him at different art shows and these galleries as he continues to enchant the art lovers with his Metal Art. Thank you for your patronage.