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Jan Rauchwerger


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Jan Rauchwerger was born in Turkmenistan in 1942.


He served in the Soviet Army for three years until 1964. In 1965 Jan Rauchwerger began studying painting with Russian artist Vladimir Weisberg, which began a dialogue that continued till Mr. Weisberg’s death in 1985.


Jan Rauchwerger immigrated to Israel in 1973. In the 1970s, Rauchwerger taught art at the Avni School of Art in Tel Aviv.  In the 1980s, he taught at The High School of Painting in Tel Aviv as well as at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.


Stylistically his artwork is a modern take on realism and he works in multiple mediums, including oils, watercolor, pastel and pencil. Often his subject matter consists of the model in the studio but he also paints the everyday including houses and interiors, nudes, still lifes and domesticated animals. His sense of color and the sensitivity to his subject matter are the strengths of his work. At first glance, his works seem benign, accessible and simple; however after further scrutiny they reveal an academic depth and complexity. 


Jan Rauchwerger’s work has been exhibited in many museums and galleries across Israel and abroad. He had a retrospective in 2004, Shades of Feeling, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and a solo show in 2008 at the Tel-Aviv museum.





1954-1961 Painting, T. H. Shevchenko High School of Art, affiliated with Kiev Academy of Art

1964-1968 Polygraphic Institute, Moscow

1965-1973 Painting under Russian artist Vladimir Weisberg, Teaching Avni Institute, Tel Aviv

1973 Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem




From 1973 Avni Institute, Tel Aviv

Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem.


Awards And Prizes

1984 The Israel Discount Bank Prize for an Israeli Artist, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1986 Oscar Hendler Prize, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot

1998 Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa

2007 Ruth and Baruch Rappaport Prize for an established artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv






Born December 15 to Sonia and Mordechai Reichwarger (years later, after his arrival in Israel, Jan would change his surname to Rauchwerger). Place of birth: Bairam Ali, Turkmenistan, to which the family was evacuated from Kharkov, Ukraine, because of the war



After the Ukraine is liberated from German occupation, the family moves back, settling in the new capital, Kiev



Studies in T. H. Shevchenko High School of Art, adjoining the Kiev Academy of Art. Becomes an admirer of El Greco and of the Impressionists



Serves in the Soviet Army, first in Kiev and later in the Western Ukraine, near Lvov



Studies in the Graphic Design Department of the Moscow Polygraphic Institute



Becomes the pupil of Moscow artist Vladimir Weisberg (1924-1985)



His parents and brother immigrate to Israel, where his father dies after four months



On June 25 immigrates to Israel with his wife Irina, also an artist. From the autumn 1973 to 1978 teaches drawing and watercolor at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv



Organizes an exhibition of works by his father, artist Mordechai Reichwarger, at the Zvi Noam Gallery, Tel Aviv.

Trip to Paris



Organizes the first personal exhibition of Vladimir Weisberg's works from Rauchwerger's collection at the Israel Museum (Curator Yona Fischer).

His daughter Miri is born



His son Motti is born



First trip to New York. Moves to Jaffa. Organizes an exhibition of Vladimir Weisberg's works in Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Curators Nehama Guralnik, Marc Scheps)



Trip to Italy and Switzerland



Teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem



Teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem



Separates from Irina



Marries Galit. Their sons Daniel Vladimir and Nadav Aharon are born. Becomes affiliated with the Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv



Works in a studio at Sadnaot Ha'omanim (the Artist's Studio), Tel Aviv-Jaffa



Spends approximately half a year in Italy



Lives and works in Jaffa. Begins to create etchings at Kibbutz Cabri's print workshop



First visit to Moscow after twenty years. First Personal exhibition in Moscow



Lives In New York; works in a studio in Long Island City


From 2002

Lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa



Solo Exhibitions


1975            Zvi Noam Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

1976            Zvi Noam Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

1978            Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv

1979            Delson-Richter Gallery, Jaffa

1980            Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv

1980            Culture Center, Rehovot

1981            Riebenfeld House Jaffa,

                    Radius Gallery, Tel Aviv

1983            Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv

1985            Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

                    Beit Nehushtan, Kibbutz Ashdot Ya'acov

1986            Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv

                    Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot Gallery

                    Kibbutz Cabri Gallery

                    Jan Rauchwerger: Tours in Rome (1969-1986). Maimad Katan Gallery, Tel Aviv

                    Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

1987            Jan Rauchwerger: Works 1983-86, Ephrat Gallery, Tel Aviv (Catalogue)

1988            Galit Rauchwerger /Jan Rauchwerger: Photographs,

                    Maimad Visual Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

1989            Jan Rauchwerger: In the Family – Art as Autobiography, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (Catalogue)

                    Jan Rauchwerger: Orchards. Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

                    Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot Gallery

1990            Rauchwerger: Works on Paper, Museurm of the Negev, Be'er Sheva (Catalogue)

1991            Jan Rauchwerger:  Nude. Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

                    Jan Rauchwerger: Bat Yam landscapes. Schloss Britz, Berlin

1992            Yehudit Levin Selects. Artists' Studios, Tel Aviv

                    Jan Rauchwerger:  Flowers. Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1993            Kibbutz Rosh Hanikra Gallery

                    Mizrachi against Rauchwerger, Binelh Gallery, Tel Aviv

1994            Jan Rauchwerger: Painting 1983-1993, The Moscow Palette Gallery, Moscow,

                    Kibbutz Nachshon Gallery

1995            Drawings, Studio Gallery, Ra'anana

                    Jan Rauchwerger: Landscapes of the North, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

                    Gallery Inge Herbert, Berlin

1996            Alisa, Talya, and Tonya from Novosibirsk, Haifa University Art Gallery, Haifa

1997            Jan Rauchwerger: Four hours, period. Reuven Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv 

1997            Recent Paintings, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1998            Jan Rauchwerger/ Michael Kovner: Port. Haifa Muzeum of Art, Haifa (Catalogue)

2002            Jan Rauchwerger: Winter Travel, Goren Art Gallery, Emek Yizrael College

2004            Jan Rauchwerger: Shades of Feeling, works from 1979 to 2003, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Catalogue)

                    Jan Rauchwerger: Russia, from the early 60's (Catalogue)

                    Jan Rauchwerger: Shades of Feeling – State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2008            Jan Rauchwerger: A Portrait, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

2013            Jan Rauchwerger: "The Ball of My Life, Prints & more", The Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri