Ze’ev Raban emigrated to Israel while it was still Palestine during what is known as the “Second Aliyah”.
He moved in order to work with Boris Schatz, founder of the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts. Raban became a faculty member there and actually ended up becoming a major figure in the development of a distinct Jewish-Israeli artistic style. This style blends European jugendstil (sorta like Art Nouveau) with traditional Persian and Syrian styles, and often portrays biblical scenes and figures.
Raban’s work often combined many mediums and would end up becoming a group effort under his design and leadership. He has done commissioned work, seen in hotels and hospitals. He also like to produc
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