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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 of Art Nouveau, Futurism and Expressionism before contributing his painting and stage design to Tzara's literary Dadaism. He parted with Dada in 1919, when he and painter Hans Arp founded a Constructivist circle, Das Neue Leben. Reunited with Vinea, he founded Contimporanul, the influential tribune of the Romanian avant-garde, advocating a mix of Constructivism, Futurism and Cubism. At ...more

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

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 moved in 1876 to Zurich, Switzerland, where the family was naturalized. In 1888, Lerski emigrated to the United States, where he worked as an actor. Around 1910, he began to photograph. In 1915, he returned to Europe and worked as a cameraman and expert for special effects for many films, including Fritz Lang's Metropolis. At the end of the 1920s, he made a name as an avant-garde portrait ...more

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

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

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