Moshe Elazar Castel
(1909 - 1991/92)
Moshe Elazar Castel was active/lived in New York / Israel, France. Moshe Castel is known for abstract, landscape and figure painting, sculpture.
Self portrait as a young boy with red shirt
Biography Moshe Elazar Castel
Moshe Elazar Castel born in Jerusalem to his father Rabbi Yehuda Castel and his mother Rachel. They were descendants of a Spanish family which came from Castiie to establish themselves in Israel in 1492.
The family lived for many generations in Hebron. His father, Rabbi Yehuda Castel who was born in Hebron, was a scholar and outstanding Herbalist, wrote parchment and Torah scrolls.
Moshe Castel arrived in Paris in 1927 with the help of his brother Yosef. He attended the Academie Julien and studied at the Louvre Museum. After 13 years of work in Paris, he returned to Israel in 1940, settled in Safed a medieval town of Zohar and Kaballa.
Castel was born in 1909 and died in 1992. He lived in
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