Michael Israel is an artist, entertainer, and humanitarian who is world-renowned for his live-action paintings that have raised millions for charity. Michael’s performances are often referred to as a “Cirque De Soleil meets Picasso” experience. Michael has performed for and with Celebrities, and Fortune 100 CEOs, including Warren Buffett and US Presidents.
Artist and audience go wild with a creative frenzy. Wielding multiple paintbrushes in each hand, a black belt in real life, Michael uses all the magical mysticism of four decades of fine art and martial arts training to create stunning artwork that makes audiences leap to their feet.
One of the most potent and endearing aspects of Michael is his commitment to charity. He has a heart as big and grand as his over-sized canvasses, and he has raised millions of dollars for over 100 charitable organizations, including the Special Olympics, the All-Star Children's Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Michael energizes any event, from Presidential galas and dinners in Washington, DC, to a Global Healthcare symposium in Monte Carlo. He has been on televised performances in Mexico City and shared stages with Jay Leno in Las Vegas. Michael also performed on the Olympic Medals stage in Salt Lake City with Brooks & Dunn. At a Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting (The Super Bowl of all business meetings), he performed a portrait of billionaire investor Warren Buffet, which later sold for $100,000.00 to benefit Girls Inc of Omaha.