Aharon Messeg was born in 1942 in Iraq.
Messeg immigrated with his family to Israel in 1951 and already started painting as a young boy. Messeg married to the poet Sabina Messeg, whose family migrated from Bulgaria. He has had a long association with Klil. He lives in Israel permanently since 1995.
Messeg is one of Israel’s leading painters who work with oils and watercolors, arriving at images which are a fusion of elements of inner and outer landscape. Highly influenced by Arie Aroch's 60's body of work, Messeg's images exhume organic overtones accentuate vibrant color and joyful imagery.