David Klass studied art and architecture at Pratt Institute. Upon graduation he apprenticed with the noted American artist, Theodore Roszak, assisting in the fabrication and installation of public art works for the city of New York. Subsequently, he founded his own studio and began designing Judaica for the home and synagogue, the most enduring institution of Jewish identity.
Mr. Klass seeks to contribute to the continuity of Jewish history, and to enhance the experience of Jewish spiritual thought and tradition through his artistic vision, his knowledge of design, and his expert craftsmanship. For the past 35 years, he has been designing and fabricating ritual and ceremonial objects including trees of life, menorahs, eternal lights, arks and ark doors, memorials, and donor walls.
Mr. Klass has worked with numerous congregations and committees, as well as collective and individual patrons. He is known for facilitating communication so that his clients are happy with both the process and the final outcome. Additionally his projects are consistently delivered on time and within budget.
While Mr. Klass is known for his original compositions, he can, if you prefer, interpret the sketches of your architect or designer.
In addition to his synagogue art, Mr. Klass is also well known for his figurative sculpture and is a member of the National Sculpture Society.
This work can be seen on his website www.davidklass.com