Avner Moriah was born in Jerusalem in 1953, where he now lives and works. He received a B.F.A. from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Architecture and attended Yale University’s Graduate School of Art and Architecture, where he earned an M.F.A. Although best known for his on-site paintings of the landscapes of Israel, he has also tackled Israeli’s 1948 War of Independence and her subsequent wars in his work, and has completed a series on the Shoah and another on the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain. He recently completed an illuminated Passover Haggadah and Megillat Esther and is now working on an illuminated Tanach – the Five Books of Moses. His public works include Against the Odds – a mural commorating the Israeli War of Independence, on permanent display at Ammunition Hill Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, the multi-panel Women of the Zodiac and Gathering at Mount Sinai murals on permanent display at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York as well as the mural Welcoming the Stranger at Young Israel Synagogue in Boston. Moriah’s works have been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum of New York, the Skirball Museum of Los Angeles, the Israel Museum, and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, among others. His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout North and South America, Israel, and Europe, and are included in corporate and private collections worldwide.
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