Ben Avram

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The Artist in Jerusalem, Israel
Example of Ben Avram's signature
The Twelve Tribes, oil on canvas painting by Ben Avram

Edward Ben Avram (born 1941) is an artist who was born in Bombay, India and immigrated to Israel as a teenager.[1] He graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design[2] in 1965 and continues to call Jerusalem his home.

Most of Avram’s oil paintings and watercolors portrays Israeli cities, religious festivals, and Bible stories. He paints in creamy sensual tones[3] incorporating symbols such as doves, a menorah, and Shabbat candles.[4]


  • 1964 Group exhibitions in the United States and Canada
  • 1977 Safrai Gallery, Jerusalem
  • 1981–1986 Artexpo, New York City
  • 1981–1986 Artexpo, Los Angeles
  • 2001–current Blue and White Art Gallery, Jerusalem

Auction record[edit]

The auction record for a painting by Ben Avram is $6,875. This record was set by The Twelve Tribes, a 47.24 by 31.5 inch oil painting on canvas sold Dec. 28, 2010 at Matsa for Public Auctions-Matsa Gallery (Tel Aviv).[5]


  • Ben Avram, Edward, Passover Haggadah Illustrated by Ben Avram, Keshatot Arts, 1995, ISBN 965-91354-2-4.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Ben Avram Bio". ARTA Gallery. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
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  3. ^ "Edward Ben Avram". Michael Hittleman Gallery. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
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  5. ^ accessed Jan. 4, 2011