Born in Vienna in 1920,to singer Fania Bergner and poet Melech Ravitch. studied with the painter Hirsch Altman in Warsaw and at the Academy of Art of the Victoria National Gallery,Melbourne.
Took part in numerous one-person and collective exhibition, in Museums and galleries, both in Israel and abroad.
Represented Israel in several of the Venice and San Paulo Biennales.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art has recently held a retrospective exhibition of his works. Bergner has illustrated books and designed sceneries as well as costumes for the theater, in particular for Nisim Alloni's plays.
1954- Herman Struck Prize: 1955- Dizengoff Prize for Painting
1980- Israel Prize for the Art of Painting
1985 - Honorary Life Membership at the Victoria National Gallery,Melbourne:1996- Sheiber Prize for Literature and the Arts,The Shalom Aleichem House, Tel Aviv. 2000– Retrospective exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (curated : Carmela Rubin).2006– Yosl Bergner was awarded the title of honoured citizen of Tel Aviv.
2017- died in his home in Tel Aviv
The Dan Gallery has been the official and exclusive representative of the artist Yosl Bergner for more than 28 years now.