Born in Mstislavl, Mogilev province, which was then part of the Russian Empire until 1919, in the family of an outstanding tailor Matvey Moshevich and Maria Grigorievna.
From 1935 to 1941
Works as a photo retoucher in the artel The Way of October, performs design work.
Evacuated to Yangiyul (Uzbek SSR), where he works as a performing artist in a drama theater.
From 1942 to 1943
Passes military service in the labor army (Moscow region). Demobilized for health reasons.
Returns to Mstislavl, where he works as a performing artist.
Moves to Minsk and marries Bela Zak, this year they have a son, Boris, and in 1950, a son, Matvey.
From 1947 to 1951
She is studying at the Minsk Art College. Teachers Akhremchik, Livshits, Tsvirko. In the last year he was expelled for cosmopolitanism, but at the general meeting the students spoke in his defense and, surprisingly, the representative of the NKVD, who was present at this meeting, took pity on him, and he was reinstated in the school.
From 1951 to 1972
Works in the Minsk art and production plant of the Hudfond of the BSSR.
Takes the first part in republican art exhibitions.
Joins the Union of Artists of the BSSR.
The artist did not have a single solo exhibition during his lifetime due to a negative attitude towards his art and nationality. In 1968, he received an absurd offer from the leadership of the Union of Artists, of which he was a member, to hold a private solo exhibition without the participation of the public and the press, which Israel Basov refused.
From 1975 to 1982
The artist is forced not to participate even in group exhibitions. They did not help, including two appeals in 1978 and 1987 with letters to the USSR Ministry of Culture about accepting his works for exhibitions.
August 4, 1994
The artist died in Minsk.
A personal catalog of the artist was published posthumously with the support of the Soros Foundation, and the first solo exhibition was held at the National Art Museum.