January 06

The Nuclear Physicist Gives his Son a Haircut

Hanan Harchol

Hanan Harchol is an artist of many media: digital animation, classical guitar, painting... yet he somehow can't seem to escape his father, who appears in one form or another in many of the artist's works as a hilarious, sensitive, and above all human bearer of the world's wisdom and folly. In this piece, "the Nuclear Physicist," a character based on the artist's father, discusses the perils of love and hormones with his young son.

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Hanan Harchol was born in Kibbutz Kinneret, Israel in 1970, and moved to New Jersey at the age of two. Harchol was the recipient of a 1998 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and in 2002 received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.