September 24, 1918
|Died||February 20, 2009
|Education||Prague School of Art, Academie des Beaux Arts, Paris|
|Known for||Painting, Graphics, Printmaking|
|Awards||Dizengoff Prize (1959)|
Weil was born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia in 1918 to a family of teachers, journalists and merchants. His father was a building engineer. He was sent to study with a local sculptor, and then to the Academy of Art in Prague. He produced his first graphic works during World War II, during which he spent as a prisoner. After the War, he sailed for Israel on an illegal immigrant ship. He arrived in Israel in 1947 and became a member of Kibbutz HaOgen, where he lived until his death.
Weil died on February 20, 2009.
Weil's works have been exhibited in the United States, South America, Canada, Australia, France, the USSR, Switzerland, and in the International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, in Lugano.
Weil's artwork is in the permanent collections of Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Los Angeles County Museum, Jewish Museum, New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA, as well as others.
- "List of Dizengoff Prize laureates" (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv Municipality.
- "Twelve Israeli Painters, Published by Lion the Printer, Tel Aviv, 1965
- "Shraga Weil - 60 years of Printmaking", Gideon Ofrat, Safrai Fine Art Gallery Jerusalem, 2000, 148 pages
- Short biography for Shraga Weil Knesset website (English)