In 1950 Amit Bar was born in Kibbutz Kfar Hamaccabi, Israel, where he lived until 1988. He studied creative art at the University of Haifa. Since 1988 he lives in Doetinchem, The Netherlands, and works as a freelance-photographer and (body-)painter. In his commercial work he takes photographs for a stock agency and make commissioned work. Wishing to combine his photography with drawing and painting, he began to mix them in his artistic work. It began in 1992 with photo collages and took another form in 1996 with body-paintings.