Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer, photographer, and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in the U.S. and Europe, and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006, his paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 200 online and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant, and in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.