The following biographical information has been provided by Itamar Raayoni, son of the artist. (2018)
Shmuel Raayoni, 1905-1995
Shmuel Raayoni was born in Lithuania in 1905 as Shmuel Maslovati. He was a painter and a teacher and a prominent Israeli Abstract painter.
After high school studies in Kovno, he made Aliyah to Palestine and studied in “Bezalel” in Jerusalem. In 1931 he moved to Haifa, where he taught painting in several high schools and studied architecture. In 1934 he married Ella Raayoni, who was his student. In 1947 he traveled to Paris, France.
In 1952 he joined the “New Horizons” group. In 1953 he joined the “Ein Hod” Artists’ Village. In the first half of the 19
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