I painted this portrait from an extremely old, very unclear, black and white photograph. Being that I had no way of knowing the colours such as his eye colour or skin colour, I chose to give it the monochrome effect.
Rav Shlomo Elyashiv Zt’l also know as the Leshem or Ba’al Haleshem was born in Lithuania in 1841 and passed away at the age of 84 in Jerusalem, Israel. He was an extremely holy figure who spent many years studying kaballah (hidden teachings of the Torah) and printed his own works. He was the grandfather of Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv Zt’l whom I have also painted.
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