Josef Belchatovski came to the U.S. from his native Israel as an exchange student in 1970 to study at California State University, Long Beach. While at Cal State he began creating his first metal sculptures.
Soon he joined a group of itinerant artists called “The World of Art,” who traveled around the country in motor homes, selling their art at short stopovers along the way. With the mellow mood of the hippie era still in the air, the artists could earn a living this way. Josef enjoyed this unique opportunity to travel and share his artwork. In the mid-1980’s he and his wife, Karen, moved to Maryland.
Josef creates large flowing water sculptures in brass, copper and bronze. To him, the running water represents life, rebirth and optimism.
His work is found in corporate and private collections around the world.