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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?"

For further information on these historic Israeli artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Israeli artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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.