Artists Famous Artists from Israel

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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.

List artists include Hannah Yakin, Shimshon Holzman and more.

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
Composition with Red Arrow 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 ...more

Reuven Rubin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
The Sea of Galilee, An Old Jew, Old Man Reuven Rubin was a Romanian-born Israeli painter and Israel's first ambassador to Romania.

Helmar Lerski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
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 ...more

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

Paul Hartal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
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 ...more

Tal Rosner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Tal Rosner is a London based Israeli filmmaker and video artist.

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

Maurice Ascalon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
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 ...more

Shraga Weil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Shraga Weil was an Israeli painter.

Ami James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Ami James, is an Israeli-born tattoo artist. His father, an American, converted to Judaism three years prior to moving to Israel, where he joined the Israeli army and met James' mother. James ...more

Leo Kahn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Leo Kahn was a German-Israeli painter.

Yael Bartana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Yael Bartana is an Israeli artist working in film, installation and photography. Her work investigates "the imagery of identity and the politics of memory." She is perhaps best known ...more

David Avidan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
David Avidan was an Israeli "poet, painter, filmmaker, publicist, and playwright". He wrote 20 published books of Hebrew poetry.

Hannah Yakin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Hannah Yakin is an Israeli artist. She was born in Amsterdam in 1933 as Hannah van Hulst. During World War II, Hannah developed her artistic talents, experiencing "happy times in which ...more

Mordechai Geldman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Mordechai Geldman is an Israeli artist, author, poet and psychologist.

Joshua Neustein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Joshua Neustein Joshua Neustein is a contemporary Israeli visual artist. He lives and works in New York and Tel Aviv. He is known primarily for his environmental installations, Postminimalist torn paper works ...more

Hanoch Piven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Hanoch Piven Hanoch Piven is an Israeli mixed media artist best known for his celebrity caricatures.

Nachum Gutman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Nachum Gutman Trade Fairs Center, Neve Tzedek, Arab Boy Playing the Flute Nachum Gutman was a Russian-born Israeli painter, sculptor, and author.

Omer Fast is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Spielberg's List Omer Fast is a contemporary video artist. He lives and works in Berlin.

Shimon Tzabar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Shimon Tzabar was a member of the editorial board of Israel Imperial News. He described himself as a "Hebrew-speaking Palestinian". The son of poultry vendors, he was educated at a ...more

Mordecai Ardon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Mordecai Ardon was an Israeli painter.

Buky Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Buky Schwartz Buky Schwartz was an Israeli sculptor and video artist.

Isidor Ascheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Isidor Ascheim Isidor Ascheim was a German-born Israeli painter and printmaker.

Ziv Koren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Tel Aviv Bus Bombing, October 19 Ziv Koren is an Israeli photojournalist, popular for his work showing the cruelties of the Arab-Israeli conflict. He has received many prizes, including the Simon Rokower Award, 1st Place for ...more

Joseph Kossonogi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Joseph Kossonogi Joseph Kossonogi was a Hungarian-born Israeli painter.

Ephraim Moses Lilien is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Ephraim Moses Lilien was an art nouveau illustrator and printmaker particularly noted for his art on Jewish and Zionist themes. He is sometimes called the "first Zionist artist."

Gideon Gechtman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Gideon Gechtman was an Israeli artist and sculptor. His art is most noted for holding a dialogue with death, often in relation with his own biography.

Achiam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Achiam Achiam was a Franco-Israeli sculptor who worked around Paris after 1947. His work consists largely of direct carvings in stone and wood—very plain, pure forms, mostly figurative.

Ori Gersht is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Ori Gersht Ori Gersht is an Israeli fine art photographer. He is a professor of photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester, Kent, England.

Sharif Waked is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Sharif Waked is a Palestinian visual artist. Waked was born in Nazareth, to a Palestinian refugee family from the village of Mjedil. He lives and works in Haifa/Nazareth. Waked has exhibited at ...more

Anna Ticho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Still Life with Flowers (recto and verso), Olive Tree, Jericho Anna Ticho was a Jewish artist who became famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills.

Liselotte Grschebina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Liselotte Grschebina Liselotte Grschebina was an Israeli photographer.

Malka Spigel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Malka Spigel is an Israeli-born, London-based musician and artist. She was founding member of the Israeli-Belgian rock band Minimal Compact. She has also worked as a solo musician and as a ...more

David Rubinger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
David Rubinger is an Israeli photographer. His famous photo of three Israeli paratroopers after the recapture the Western Wall in the Six-Day War has become a defining image of the conflict. ...more

Michail Grobman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Michail Grobman Michail Grobman is an artist and a poet working in Israel and Russia. He is father to Hollywood producer Lati Grobman and Israeli architect Yasha Jacob Grobman.

Raffi Lavie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Raffi Lavie was an Israeli artist, art educator and music/art critic. Lavie's work is a cross between graffiti and abstract expressionism.

Yigal Tumarkin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Yigal Tumarkin Igael Tumarkin is an Israeli painter and sculptor.

Israel Hershberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Israel Hershberg Fratta Todina From Afar II, Fratta Todina From Afar, Aria Umbra Israel Hershberg is a figurative painter who lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel. Hershberg is the director and founder of the Jerusalem Studio School.

Gal Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Gal Weinstein Gal Weinstein is an Israeli artist.

Menashe Kadishman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Menashe Kadishman is an Israeli sculptor and painter. Kadishman artworks are presented in central locations in Israel, such as Habima Square and his paintings can be found in many different ...more

Joseph Zaritsky is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Joseph Zaritsky Towards the Light Joseph Zaritsky was one of Israel's greatest artists and one of the early promoters of modern art in the Land of Israel both during the period of the Yishuv [the body of Jewish residents in the ...more

Michael Gross is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Michael Gross Michael Gross was an Israeli painter, sculptor and conceptual artist.

Micha Bar-Am is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Micha Bar-Am is a renowned Israeli journalistic photographer. His images cover every aspect of life in Israel in the past sixty years. Since 1968 he has been a correspondent with Magnum, the ...more

Boaz Vaadia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Boaz Vaadia Untitled Boaz Vaadia is an American/Israeli figurative art sculptor known for working with bluestone slate.

Yitzhak Danziger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Yitzhak Danziger Yitzhak Danziger was an Israeli sculptor. He was one of the pioneer sculptors of the Canaanite Movement, and later joined the "Ofakim Hadashim" group.

Adi Nes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Adi Nes is an Israeli photographer.

David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
David Fisher is an Italian-Israeli architect based in Florence. He is known for designing the Dynamic Tower, a rotating skyscraper proposed for construction in Dubai.

Uri Fink is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Uri Fink is an Israeli comic book artist and writer, and creator of the comics series Zbeng!. Fink is considered to be one of Israel's leading comic book artists.

Moi Ver is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Moshé Raviv-Vorobeichic was a photographer and painter.

Larry Abramson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Israel
Larry Abramson Larry Abramson is a South-African born Israeli artist.