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Moshe Proppes, the painter, was born in Poland in 1922. Proppes immigrated in 1925. Moshe studied at the Grande
Chaumiere in Paris. From 1939-48 he taught at Schwarzman's studio with David
Handel and at the Histadrut Studio, directed by Aharon Avni. He also taught at the studio of Streichman
and Stematsky and in 1960 he taught at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv.
In 1948 Moshe was a Cultural Officer of the
Givati Brigade. He was the 'Wandering Painter' among army graves and camps. Proppes won the Dizengoff Prize in 1950-51 and the Histadrut Pize in 1958.
He executed many murals for
army camps. In 1950 he worked as a journalist and an illustrator mainly for theatre
performances for "Davar" and "Al Hamishmar". In 1951-60 he was the Founder of the "Group
of Ten". In 1951-52 he traveled in Europe. From 1952-56 he was a member of Kibbutz Ein
In 1958 he lived in Paris. Also in 1958 he published and illustrated Kibbutz
Passover Haggadah for Sifriat Hapoalim and in 1960 the Haggadah for W. Zimzun
Edition. In 1964 he took an active part in organizing abstract painters, founding the
group 'Tatzpit' and the autumn salon of Tel Aviv Museum. He died in 1985.
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