Debbie Kampel was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and has been living in Israel since 1974. She majored in Fine Art, History of Art and English at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg receiving a B.A. Completed a M.A Cum Laude at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Debbie studied at Bezalel School of Art under painters Pinhas Cohen-Gan and Michael Kovner; lithography with Dedi Ben-Shaul. She is a member of the Israel Artists Association and taught art at Kaye College.