Almaliah was born and raised in Jerusalem. He graduated
from the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and studied at the
school of Visual Arts in New York City.
The Mexican Government
sponsored Gad for two years to work with local artists at the
University of Mexico. Gad served as president of the Graphic Designers'
Association of Israel for 15 years.
In addition to designing
postal stamps for the postal services of Israel, the United States
and Mexico, Gad has designed numerous posters and published several
books on design. Gad designs coins and medals for the Israeli
government and he created the emblem for the Six Day War
design on the university level in Israel and Canada in addition
to serving on the faculties of ths School of Visual Arts and the
Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Currently, he designs and
produces Judaic sculpture and ritual objects. Gad has several
traveling exhibitions and he lectures at museums and universities.
Gadi and his wife Joan
divide their time between Boston, New York City, and Tel Aviv.
They have four children and two grandchildren.