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Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979.
Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf (1911–1990), born in Safed (then Palestine), Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf (born in Germany, ca. 1913).
Two of his designs were selected for British coinage on 8 August 1984, one for general circulation and another for commemorative issues. They were used on the coins of several countries from 1985 to 1997. He is additionally known for his sculptural design representing the fifteen Stations of the Cross in Brentwood Cathedral. Currently (2003) he is associated with Tower Mint, Ltd., which privately produces collector "coins," medals and similar trinkets.
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