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Sculptors and medallists
Probably because of a reference in the Bible to Abraham destroying statues of pagan gods, Jewish artists refrained from producing sculptures representing humans until at least the 19th Century. It was only after 1880, when many Jews benefited from the emancipation process in Central and Eastern Europe that they felt inclined to turn to this form of art.Many Jewish artists worked as sculptors during the 19th and 20th Century, some of them became quite famous like Chana Orlov, Jacques Lipchitz, Elie Nadelman or Jacob Epstein among others.
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Rabin, Michael
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : ?
Rabinovich, Raquel
Birth - Death : 1929-
Nationality : American
Rabinovich produced abstract sculpture works, notably in glass.
Rabinovitch, William Avrum
Birth - Death : 1936-
Nationality : American
Rabinovitz, Israel
Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Rabinowitch, David
Birth - Death : 1943-
Nationality : Canadian
Twin brother of Royden Rabinowitch, David Rabinowicth settled in New York in 1970 and first studied sciences and literature before becoming a self-taught artist. He took part in many exhibitions in New York and in Europe from 1977. Producing post-Cubist works at a start, David Rabinowitch was influenced by Hans Hofmann and David Smith and veered progressively towards a form of Constructivism.
Rabinowitch, Royden
Birth - Death : 1943-
Nationality : Canadian
Twin brother of David Rabinowitch, Royden Rabinowitch settled in 1970 in New York, where he worked as a Minimalist sculptor. He produced wood and steel pieces and took part in many exhibitions in Canada and in the U.S.
Rabinowitz, Hym
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : South African
Hym Rabinowitz mainly produced pottery works.
Rabinowitz, Joel
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : French
Raby (Rabinovitch), Ekiel called Raby
Birth - Death : 1893-?
Nationality : Russian then French
Sculptor. Raby took French nationality in 1925 after exhibiting his works, notably ivory sculpture pieces, in various Parisian Salons. Raby also worked as a decorator.
Rana, Jozsef
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Hungarian
Sculptor. Possible confusion with Jozsef Rona.
Rantzer, Phillip
Birth - Death : 1956-
Nationality : Israeli
Rantzer studied art in Ramat Hasharon between 1979 and 1981 before teaching in a number of art schools. He has been working as a decorator for movies and theatre plays.
Rapaport or Rapoport, Natan
Birth - Death : 1911-1987
Nationality : Polish then American
Natan Rapaport created the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument erected in the capital of Poland, his native place. A replica was installed in Jerusalem. He also produced a monument commemorating the meeting between Egyptian President Sadat and Israeli Premier Menachem Begin. He studied at the Academy in Warsaw until 1936 and then in Paris. During the Second World War, Natan Rapaport joined a group of Jewish artists who fled the Nazis to seek refuge in the Soviet Union.
Rapaport, Dan
Birth - Death : 1944-
Nationality : Israeli
Dan Rapaport studied with Joseph Schartzman and worked during one year at the studio of the sculptor Matanya Abramson. He began his sculpting career in 1970 and furthered his studies in 1973 in Paris. Dan Rapaport produced many monumental pieces inspired by the Yom Kippur War.
Raviv, Ilana
Birth - Death : Active from the last two decades of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Ilana Raviv has produced clay sculptures.
Recanati, Dina
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Egyptian then Israeli
Reder, Bernard
Birth - Death : 1897-1963
Nationality : Austrian then American
Sculptor. Reder studied at the Academy in Prague in 1919 and worked in Paris between 1936 and 1940. He then lived in Cuba between 1940 and 1943 and settled in New York. Reder produced nudes and figures mainly.
Redinger, Walter
Birth - Death : 20th-21st Century
Nationality : Canadian
Sculptor. Redinger trained at the Beal Technical School in London and at the Ontario College of Art. He began his career in 1960 and exhibited his works many times in Canada as well as in the U.S, England and France. He was best-known for his large organic fibreglass sculptures. He represented Canada at the 1972 Venice Biennale.
Regev, Reviva
Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Regev studied design in London and art in Ramat Hasharon under Raffi Lavie, Ran Shechori, Shlomo Vitkin and Osvaldo Romberg. She then taught at the Tel Aviv Museum workshops and exhibited her works several times in Israel.
Reicher, Mordechai
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Ukrainian then American
Reicher was a Talmudist who produced paper cut works after settling in the U.S in 1910. His paper cuts created with great detail and mastery were also painted and accented with gold leaf.
Revesz, Andrei
Birth - Death : 1912-?
Nationality : Rumanian then Israeli
Revesz studied sculpture in Budapest and then in Paris at the Academie Julian and the School of Beaux-Arts. He pursued his studies with Charles Despiau and worked as a decorator at the Opera. Back in Rumania in 1934, he settled in Israel 25 years later and set up his own gallery in Jaffa. He exhibited his works from 1934 in Rumania, Switzerland, the U.S and Israel. Revesz mostly produced wood pieces using the female figure as one of his main themes.
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