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Moshe Castel Art

MOSHE CASTEL (ISRAEL, 1909–1991)

Moshe Elazar Castel was born in Jerusalem, Ottoman Palestine, in 1909, to Rabbi Yehuda Castel and his wife Rachel. The family was descended from Spanish Jews from Castile who immigrated to the Holy Land after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. Castel attended his father’s school until the age of 13. He went on to study at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, where he was encouraged by his teacher to study in Paris, furthering his art education at the Académie Julian and École du Louvre in Paris. He was greatly influenced by European masters Rembrandt, Velázquez, Delacroix and Courbet, after spending his days copying their works hanging in the Louvre. Castel returned to Palestine at the onset of WWII. The subject of Castel’s early paintings were scenes of Sephardic Jews in the Holy Land. In 1947, Castel helped to found the New Horizons (Ofakim Hadashim) group, together with Yosef Zaritsky, Yehezkel Streichman, Marcel Janco and others. During the 1950s, his artwork changed style reflecting his inspiration from ancient relief paintings depicting predecessors of the Jewish people. These paintings were surrounded by ancient ruins of basalt stone blocks, which later on became the foundation for his unique artistic technique. In 1955, a solo exhibition of his works was mounted at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His murals hang in the Knesset, Binyanei Hauma Convention Center, Rockefeller Center in New York and the official residence of the President of Israel in Jerusalem. In 1959, he purchased a studio in Montparnasse, where he worked for several months a year. Castel used actual ground basalt, mixed with sand and glue, to then form into different shapes, which he then engraved. The engravings, evocative of stone writing tablets, were derived from numerous ancient symbols of Hebrew culture. Moshe Castel produced two major commissions for the Israeli government, consisting of large reliefs in his signature style. A large collection of Mr. Castel’s artwork can be viewed at the Moshe Castel Museum of Art outside of Jerusalem.

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HALLELUJAH TO PEACE Signed Lithograph, Stone Tablet, Abstract Ancient Writing
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
HALLELUJAH TO PEACE by the Israeli artist Moshe Castel (1909-1991) is a limited edition lithograph printed in 12 colors using traditional hand lithography techniques on archival Some...
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1980s Contemporary Moshe Castel Art

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Lithograph

SHOFAR AT LIONS GATE Signed Lithograph, Jerusalem, Jewish Art, Red, Gold, Black
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
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1980s Contemporary Moshe Castel Art

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Angels (Homage to Marc Chagall) - Oil Painting Israeli Art Orientalism Arab
By Moshe Castel
Located in London, GB
MOSHE (Elazar) CASTEL 1909-1991 Jerusalem 1909 - 1991 Tel Aviv (Israeli) Title: Angels (Homage to Marc Chagall) Technique: Original hand signed Watercolour on paper size: 32 x ...
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20th Century Surrealist Moshe Castel Art

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SOARING LETTERS Signed Lithograph, Deep Blue Stone Tablet, Jewish History
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
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1980s Contemporary Moshe Castel Art

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Lithograph

STONE OF THE TEMPLE Signed Lithograph, Ancient Jewish History, Red, Gold, Black
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
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1980s Contemporary Moshe Castel Art

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SCROLLS Signed Lithograph, Jewish History, Dead Sea Scrolls, Red, Gold, Black
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
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1980s Contemporary Moshe Castel Art

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PROPHESY Signed Lithograph, Red Black Abstract, Ancient Hebrew, Stone Tablet
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
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1980s Contemporary Moshe Castel Art

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Nude by Moshe Castel - New Horizons group, figurative painting, original artwork
By Moshe Castel
Located in London, GB
Nude by MOSHE CASTEL (1909-1991) Oil on canvas 79 x 57 cm (31 ¹/₈ x 22 ¹/₂ inches) Signed and dated lower right, M. Castel 28 Executed in 1928 Provenance Private Collection, London
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ABOVE JERUSALEM, Signed Lithograph, Collage Portrait, Sephardic Woman, Judaica
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
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SECRET WRITINGS Signed Lithograph, Ancient Script, Red Stone Tablet
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Book of Moses, Signed Lithograph, Jewish Symbolism, Deep Red, Black
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Scrolls
By Moshe Castel
Located in London, GB
MOSHE (Elazar) CASTEL 1909-1991 Jerusalem 1909 - 1991 Tel Aviv (Israeli) Title: Scrolls Technique: Original hand signed and numbered Lithograph on Arches wove paper size...
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