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Moshe Givati

October 21, 2010

Hadera, Israel, 1934
“I, for example, have done nothing but paint for dozens of years, while most of the artists in Israel, even those who can afford it, do not dare. They need another option at all costs, and are not willing to trust their art alone. I trust my art.” -Moshe Givati

Born Moshe Hacohen Wexler, Moshe Givati grew up on several Kibbutzim, helping to cultivate the argricultural Zionist dream. He studied art with Marcel Janco at Oranim College and traveled to Italy, Holland, Spain, and France, finally settling in Paris to study for two years. Givati lived and worked in the artist colony, Ein Hod, for several years before moving to Haifa where he taught painting at the University of Haifa and the Technion. He moved to New York where he lived and worked and became close with the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Givati taught painting and print techniques for several years Artists’ House, Tel Aviv. His work is strongly rooted in abstract expressionism but his recent work has begun to introduce human and equine figures. Givati currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. He has been collected and exhibited in museums all over Israel and the world.

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