Shraga Weil, Czech/Israeli (1918 - 2009)

Shraga Weil

Shraga Weil was born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia in 1918 to a family of teachers, journalists, and merchants.

His father, a building engineer, who was an amateur painter, sent him to study with a local sculptor and then to the Prague School of Art. He produced his first graphic works during World War II part of which he spent as a prisoner. After the war, Weil sailed for Israel on an illegal immigrant ship, eventually arriving in the new country in 1947.

He became a member of a Kibbutz, where he lived with his family until recently. In 1954, Weil spent some time studying murals and graphic techniques at the Academie Des Beaux Arts, Paris and Ravenna mosaics with Prof. Severini.

Shraga Weil's works have been exhibited in the United States, South America, Canada, Australia, France, the USSR, Switzerland, and in the international Exhibition of Graphic Arts in Lugano. In 1959, Weil was awarded Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Art Prize. Shraga Weil passed away on February 20, 2009.

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