Yasharel Manzy was born in an ancient Jewish ghetto of Iran in 1947. He immigrated to the United States when he was 21. He is primarily a self-taught intuitive painter, who studied under Marc Chatov, but also gains inspiration from both the world around him and his deep love of classical music. His work is shown in many galleries around the world including London, Paris, and Germany, and his work was even featured on the American thriller series, Homeland. His work is also in many numerous personal collections like singer Faith Hill.