Yoram Gal was born in Jerusalem in 1952 but went to school in London and Tel-Aviv. At the young age of 12, he began painting, exhibiting his work just a year later. He received a BFA in Theater Acting and Directing from Tel-Aviv University, and so began a long and prolific career in theater and film as well as painting. Since 1977, Gal has written plays for stage and screen, painted, directed, acted, and produced shows in his Traveling Theater. Gal has acted in Israeli, British, and American movies and designed sceneries and exhibit shows of his paintings. He currently lives and works in Old Jaffa.
Gal has also shown 18 solo exhibitions of his paintings since 1973. In 2015, Yoram Gal opened the Old Jaffa studio as a gallery, his paintings now belonging to collectors and museums across 40 countries. Gal's work has mainly been influenced by Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mattisse, Bacon, Miro, Hockney, Nolde, Munk, Ensor, Bruegel, Michelangelo, Kandinsky, De Kooning, Turner, Bonnard, Daumier, Soutine, Nahum Guttman, Fima and the Expressionists.