||Abulafiah (Nisenholrtz) Miriam Had-Gadia
Miriam "Had Gadia" Abulafiah was born in Russia. She began to paint as a very little girl. Being 17 years old she immigrated to Eretz Israel and was accepted to study at "Bezalel" in Jerusalem, where she won the nickname "Had Gadia" (being the only girl in a boys class). Later she signed this name on her artistic works.
At the outbreak of World War I, when the Russian citizens were deported from the country, she arrived in Alexandria, Egypt where she married Raphael Abulafiah.
After the war, she underwent professional training in Vienna in the School of Art - there. During all her years in Israel and abroad she occupied herself with drawings; earning her living from her paintings and batik Illustrations.
A retrospective exhibition of her works was held at the gallery "Horase" in Jaffa in the eighties of the twentieth century.