The Bezalel Academy is an academic college of design and art located in Jerusalem, Israel and established by painter and sculptor Boris Schatz in 1906. It is named for the Biblical figure Bezalel, who was appointed by Moses to oversee the design and construction of the Tabernacle. The art created by Bezalel’s students and professors in the early 1900s is considered the springboard for Israeli visual arts in the 20th century. Several of David’s colleagues and friends from the time he lived and worked in Jerusalem taught in Bezalel.
In May, 1985, Bezalel hosted Ismar David for a calligraphy lecture.