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List of the most popular artists from Israel, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Israeli artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Israeli artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Israel?" and "Who are the most well-known Israeli artists?"

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Marcel Janco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
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Marcel Janco was a Romanian and Israeli visual artist, architect and art theorist. He was the co-inventor of Dadaism and a leading exponent of Constructivism in Eastern Europe. In the 1910s, he co-edited, with Ion Vinea and Tristan Tzara, the Romanian art magazine Simbolul. Janco was a practitioner ...more

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Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism, Dada, Art Deco Cubism, + more

Nationality: Israel, Romania

Art Forms: Collage, Fresco, Relief, Ceramic art Painting, + more

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Reuven Rubin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
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Reuven Rubin was a Romanian-born Israeli painter and Israel's first ambassador to Romania. ...more

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Birthplace: Galați, Sud-Est, Romania

Nationality: Israel

Art Forms: Painting

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Helmar Lerski was a photographer who laid some of the important foundations of modern photography. His works are on display in the USA, Germany, Israel and Switzerland. He focused mainly on portraits and the technique of photography with mirrors. His real name was Israel Schmuklerski. The family ...more

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Birthplace: Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Alsace Bas-Rhin, + more

Nationality: Switzerland, France

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Nehemiah Persoff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
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Nehemiah Persoff is a Jerusalem-born American actor. ...more

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Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

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Paul Hartal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
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Paul Hartal is a Canadian painter and poet, born in Szeged, Hungary. He has created the term "Lyrical Conceptualism" to characterize his style in both painting and poetry, and has created a manifesto to describe his thesis. ...more

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Birthplace: Szeged, Hungary

Nationality: Canada, Hungary, Israel

Art Forms: Painting

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Tal Rosner is a London based Israeli filmmaker and video artist. ...more

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Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Nationality: United Kingdom, Israel

Art Forms: Video art

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Amos Kenan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
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Amos Kenan, also Amos Keinan, was an Israeli columnist, painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist. ...more

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Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Nationality: Israel

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Maurice Ascalon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
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Maurice Ascalon was an Israeli designer and sculptor. He was, by some accounts, considered the father of the modern Israeli decorative arts movement. Maurice Ascalon was born as Moshe Klein in eastern Hungary. From an early age, he was determined to pursue his artistic yearnings, however in order to ...more

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Birthplace: Hungary

Nationality: United States of America, Hungary, Israel

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