Ira Kaufman was born in Brooklyn in 1943. He is married and is a father and grandfather. He took classes at the School of Visual Arts from 1961 to 1964.He then attended Pratt Graphic Centre in New New York. Ira had his first one man show in 1965 at the Brath Gallery in New York where he continued to continued to show yearly for the next five years until he moves to Israel with his family. Ira has had multiple gallery shows including Prince Street, Alanstone, East Hampton and others.