Irena Gendelman grew up in Crimea. From childhood through Art school and later through Art College, the main theme of Gendelman's paintings was cityscapes.
Her real success and inspiration were a result of immigration to Israel. Gendelman possesses a deep understanding of the spirit of Jerusalem's old streets. Walls and gates of the holy city, the grandeur and the character of Jerusalem are beautifully depicted in Gendelman's paintings.