Famous Israeli Artists

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Ralph Bakshi
(Director of Animated Films)

Ralph Bakshi
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Birthdate: October 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haifa
Animation filmmaker Ralph Bakshi revolutionized the domain of animation through adult-oriented projects. He started his career with Terrytoons and eventually launched his own studio. Some of his features include Fritz the Cat, the 1978 version of The Lord of the Rings, and the series Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures.

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Nas Daily
(Video blogger)

Nas Daily
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Birthdate: February 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arraba, Israel Arraba, Israel

Israeli-Arab travel vlogger Nuseir Yassin, better known to netizens as Nas Daily, has gained global fame with his 1000 daily one-minute Facebook and YouTube videos. His vlogs cover everything from luxury resorts to villages. He has also launched NAS Academy to train upcoming vloggers and video creators.

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Nehemiah Persoff
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Birthdate: August 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Nehemiah Persoff is a retired actor and painter. In an extensive career spanning over half a century, he appeared in more than 200 films, TV shows, and stage productions. As a young man, he served in the US Army. He then began his acting career in the New York theater and started acting in films and TV shows as well. 

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Ami James
(Tattoo artist)

Ami James
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Birthdate: April 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Israel

Born in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, then part of Israel, Ami James began illustrating at age 6, perhaps to compensate for the absence of his artist father, who had abandoned the family. Mentored by tattooist Lou Sciberras, he now owns several tattoo studios and the online tattoo community Tattoodo.

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Yaacov Agam
(Artist, Sculptor, Experimental artist, Visual artist, Painter)

Yaacov Agam
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Birthdate: May 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rishon LeZion

A pioneer of optical and kinetic art, Yaacov Agam is best-known for his 3-D creations. The son of a Russian rabbi, he studied art in places such as Jerusalem and Paris. His art includes manipulable sculptures, musical fountains, and fluid geometric forms. He also created the largest menorah in the world.

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Mordecai Ardon
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Birthdate: July 13, 1896
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuchów, Poland
Died: June 18, 1992

Israeli painter Mordecai Ardon is best known for his semi-abstract works. While he initially trained with German painters, he later escaped Nazi Germany and settled in Jerusalem, where he began teaching art. His subjects ranged from landscapes to history and war, often also depicting Middle-Eastern culture.

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Itshak Holtz
(Painter)

Itshak Holtz
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Birthdate: December 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Skierniewice, Poland
Died: December 21, 2018

Itshak Holtz was a Polish-born Israeli-American painter best remembered for his drawings and paintings that portray typical scenes of Jewish life. Holtz's work, especially that involving Jewish subjects, has influenced other Jewish artists like David Segal and Eli Frucht.

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Guy Ben-Ner
(Artist)

Guy Ben-Ner
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Ramat Gan, Israel

Guy Ben-Ner is an Israeli video artist who lives and works in different cities like New York City, Berlin, and Tel Aviv. An influential and popular video artist, Ben-Ner received the Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art in 2008. He is currently serving as the Dean of Hamidrasha School of Art, which is among the three faculties of Beit Berl College.