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Moshe Castel Art

Israeli, 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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Artist: Moshe Castel
SECRET WRITINGS Signed Lithograph, Ancient Script, Red Stone Tablet
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
SECRET WRITING by the Israeli artist Moshe Castel (1909-1991) is a hand drawn, limited edition lithograph printed in 12 colors using traditional hand lithography techniques on archiv...
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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
STONE OF THE TEMPLE by the Israeli artist Moshe Castel (1909-1991) is a limited edition lithograph printed using traditional lithographic techniques on archival Somerset paper 100% a...
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1980s Contemporary Moshe Castel Art

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Lithograph

STONE AND SCRIPT Signed Lithograph, Golden Yellow Tablet Ancient Hebrew, Judaica
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
STONE AND SCRIPT by the Israeli artist Moshe Castel (1909-1991) is a limited edition lithograph printed in 12 colors using traditional lithographic techniques on archival Somerset pa...
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1980s Contemporary Moshe Castel Art

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Lithograph

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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1920s Modern Moshe Castel Art

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Oil

ETERNAL CITY Original Etching, Medieval Jerusalem, Stone Tablet, Jewish History
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
ETERNAL CITY JERUSALEM by the Israeli artist Moshe Castel (1909-1991) is a unique, unsigned Trial Proof from a limited edition etching, hand printed using traditional intaglio printm...
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1970s Contemporary Moshe Castel Art

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Etching

SHOFAR AT LIONS GATE Signed Lithograph, Jerusalem, Jewish Art, Red, Gold, Black
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
SHOFAR AT LIONS GATE by the Israeli artist Moshe Castel (1909-1991) is a limited edition lithograph printed in 13 colors using traditional lithographic techniques on archival Somerse...
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1980s Contemporary Moshe Castel Art

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Lithograph

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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PROPHESY Signed Lithograph, Red Black Abstract, Ancient Hebrew, Stone Tablet
By Moshe Castel
Located in Union City, NJ
PROPHESY by the Israeli artist Moshe Castel (1909-1991) is a limited edition lithograph printed in 13 colors using traditional hand lithography techniques on archival Somerset paper ...
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ABOVE JERUSALEM, Signed Lithograph, Collage Portrait, Sephardic Woman, Judaica
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SOARING LETTERS Signed Lithograph, Deep Blue Stone Tablet, Jewish History
By Moshe Castel
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Moshe Castel art for sale on 1stDibs

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