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. He graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design[1] in 1965 and continues to make his home in Jerusalem.

Most of Avram’s oil paintings and watercolors portray Israeli cities, religious festivals, and Bible stories. He paints in creamy sensual tones[2] incorporating symbols such as doves, a menorah, and Shabbat candles.[3]


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).[4]


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

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