Ra'anan, Yoram Birth - Death : Active from around 1975 Nationality : American then Israeli
This painter exhibited his works in the U.S, Britain, Belgium and in Israel, where he settled in 1978.
Ra'ayoni, Elia Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Ra'ayoni, Shmuel Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : Israeli
Raban, Zeev Birth - Death : 1890-1970 Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Painter and graphic artist. Raban depicted biblical and other Judaic scenes in many of his works. He also illustrated many Jewish books and postal cards.
Rabin (Rabine), Oskar Yakovlevich Birth - Death : 1928- Nationality : Russian
Orphaned at the age of four, Rabin was adopted by the Russian painter Evgeny Kropivinitsky who was his first teacher. He then studied at the Academy of Arts in Riga from 1946 until 1948 and the Surikov Institute of Arts in Moscow until he was expelled for “Formalism” in 1949. He started to take part in exhibitions in Moscow in 1957 and then went on to insinuate everyday objects into his paintings. He regularly exhibited abroad from 1965 but faced problems with the Soviet authorities. As a result of his crucial role in organising the 1974 “Bulldozer” exhibition Rabin was expelled from his local union of artists and became a target of harassment in the official press. Stripped of his Soviet citizenship in 1978, he left for France and had his first solo exhibition in 1984 in the U.S. Rabin notably evoked the plight of the Jewish people in his works and one of them, titled “Jewish Passport”, was considered as being one of his best paintings.
Rabino, Saul Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : American?
Painter. Rabino painted works depicting Jewish scenes.
Rabinovich, Isaak Moiseievitch Birth - Death : 1894-1961 Nationality : Ukrainian
Rabinovich attended the Kiev Art Institute between 1906 and 1912 and then worked for the Jewish Theatre of Moscow before teaching at the Moscow Superior technical Art Institute between 1926 and 1930. He showed his works at the “Ring” exhibition in Kiev in 1914 while his first solo exhibition was organised by the Academy of Arts in Moscow in 1924.Rabinovich also took part in several shows in Paris 1925, 1937
Rabinowitz, Gloria Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century Nationality : American
She has been working as a book designer.
Rabitchev, Isaac Binitch Birth - Death : 1894-1961 Nationality : Russian
This artist worked as a stage designer for several Jewish plays in Kiev and in Moscow. He also designed posters.
Racotch, Pnina Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Rakia, David Birth - Death : 1928- Nationality : Austrian then Israeli
Rakia came to Israel at the age of 10 and later studied painting under Ardon before attending the school of Bezalel in Jerusalem. He then studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris between 1955 and 1960 and first worked in a surrealistic symbolic style exhibiting his works in Paris and in Switzerland. After his return to Israel in 1960, Rakia began a series of drawings in which Hebrew letters played a central part and exhibited his works at the Tel Aviv Museum. Following the Six Day War, Jerusalem became a central theme in his paintings and in the 1970s a new spirit filled his works with light becoming one of the strongest expressions in his depiction of the world where Man seldom appeared. The life and work of David Rakia have been described in a book written by Dr. Marcel L. Mendelson recently published by “Massada” and his works have been displayed in over 50 individual exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world.
Rantzer, Phillip Birth - Death : 1956- Nationality : Israeli
Painter, stage decorator and sculptor.
Rapaport or Rapoport, Natan Birth - Death : 1911- 1987 Nationality : Polish
This painter settled in the U.S in 1960 See sculpture section
Rapaport, Michael Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Raphaeli, Zvi Birth - Death : 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Painter. Possible confusion with S. Raphaely.
Raphaely, S. Birth - Death : 1920- Nationality : French then Israeli
Raphaely lived during World War Two in Paris, where he had joined the French resistance movement. He studied under Souverbie at the School of Beaux-Arts and later settled in Israel, where he became a rabbi but continued to paint landscapes and city views in Jerusalem and Safed. Possible confusion with Zvi Raphaeli.
Rapoport, Alek Birth - Death : 1933- Nationality : Russian
Alek Rapoport's parents were arrested for “crimes against the State” in 1937. He later studied at the Leningrad Art School, where the Renaissance painters and Rembrandt influenced him much before moving on to modern French and Italian painters, notably Rouault. He was very productive in the 1960s with a strong interest in biblical themes. However in the 1970s, Alek Rapoport growing conflict with the authorities and his participation in many dissident art exhibitions led to his departure from Russia in 1976 to San Francisco. Alek should not be confused with Alexander Rapoport
Rapoport, Alexander Birth - Death : 1928-1984 Nationality : Russian
Painter. Alexander Rapoport exhibited his works in Leningrad, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, where he died. He notably painted Judaic scenes Alexander should not be confused with Alek Rapoport
Rappaport, Albert Birth - Death : Active during the first half of the 20th Century Nationality : Polish
Albert Rappaort exhibited his paintings with the Jewish artists belonging to the ZTKSP group between 1937 and 1938 in Poland. He notably painted market scenes and Judaic-related themes.
Rappaport, Irwin Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century Nationality : American