Yakov Kleynerman

wood art, root sculptor


Yakov Kleynerman was born in Ukraine, in his past he worked as an engineer in design center. His love to the picturesque nature of Ukraine lead him to very original genre of creativity – working with dead trees. His motto is -“Second Life of the tree.” His aim is to find, to see, to implement “Using the uniqueness of the tree texture (pine, spruce, oak, birth, nut, grape roots), processing and finishing freaky roots and branches, Yakov creates unique artworks: Chandeliers, vases and sculptures. His works were highly demanded in the galleries of Kiev, and on daily fairs on Andreyevsky Descent in Kiev. A couple of his work is in someone’s private collections, which are in Isarael, Canada, Germany, Spain. Yakov is a participant of “Republic-Wide expo of national economy and of Jubilee expo dedicated to -1500th anniversary of Kiev”
Since 1996 Yakov lives in New York, where he embodies his creative plots already in new materials: rhododendron, sycamore, cactus, coconut, bones, and other materials he finds in New York State, as well as in other states of USA. His works are marked by feedback with devoted gratitude: “Works which combine love to the nature with crafts, and phantasy “, “They bring warmth to the spirit, as well as kindness and cleanliness” His followers in Ukraine, and in Israel also create remarkable woodworking crafts. They truly enjoy this kind of crafts just like Yakov Kleynerman is doing.

Since 1997 member of JCH Bensonhurst Art Club
Since 2000 member of – Jewish Folk Crafts Guild
Member of Russian Heritage Festival (Manhattan, New York).
Participant of the guild’s expos in Brooklyn and in Manhattan.
Yakov made a couple of his personal expos in the Guild.

Promiseland. Wood. Height 14″.1990

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“Chanukah” Candlestick. Wood. Height-15″. 2015


“Faces”. Wood Height- 11″. 1980

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“Vase”. Wood Height- 14″. 1980