Zvi Raphaeli

Zvi Raphaeli, Figures, Aquarelle and Marker on Paper, 38 x 55 cm
Zvi Raphaeli, Landscape, Aquarelle on cardboard, 35 x 50 cm
Zvi Raphaeli, Portrait, oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm
Zvi Raphaeli, Rabbis Praying, Oil on Wood, 70 cm diameter 1

Zvi Raphaeli, Market in Jerusalem, oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm

Zvi Raphaeli (b. Egypt 1924, d. 2005) was an Israeli impressionist painter. A rabbi by profession, he merged religion and art deftly in his paintings. He was educated in France at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and also at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. He initially studied engineering but after losing many close relatives including his father and brother in World War II, Raphaeli decided to study to be an artist. He was a member of the French Resistance during World War II, and he immigrated to Israel at the age of 21. Later on, in his life, he also lived in the United States.

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