Udi Merioz was the curator of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Art Collection and is the owner of The Blue and White Art Gallery in Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art and a specialist in the field of developing new methods of art as a communicative language. Udi has taught and lectured art in several academic institutes in Israel. In 1967 he created the artwork for the 200-Year Celebration of the Independence of the United States which is now hanging permanently in the White House. In 1979 Udi was commissioned by the Israeli Air Force to create an artwork to commemorate the Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt. Later the same year Udi was commissioned by one of Israel’s most famous pilots, the late Asher Shamir, to create a special oil painting and lithograph. Between 1983 and 1985 Udi created a program for communicating through art which was to assist the absorption of the Ethiopian Jews in the Southern Region of Israel. Udi’s father is Elyada Merioz, the first Jewish person to settle in the Old City of Jerusalem. Elyada opened the Blue and White Art Gallery in the old Roman Cardo in the middle of the Jewish Quarter in 1967, just days after the Six Day War.