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Jan Rauchwerger was born in Turkmenistan in 1942.

He served in the Soviet Army for three years until 1964. In 1965 Jan Rauchwerger began studying painting with Russian artist Vladimir Weisberg, which began a dialogue that continued till Mr. Weisberg’s death in 1985.

Jan Rauchwerger immigrated to Israel in 1973. In the 1970s, Rauchwerger taught art at the Avni School of Art in Tel Aviv.  In the 1980s, he taught at The High School of Painting in Tel Aviv as well as at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

Stylistically his artwork is a modern take on realism and he works in multiple mediums, including oils, watercolor, pastel and pencil. Often his subject matter consists of the model in the studio but he also paints the everyday including houses and interiors, nudes, still lifes and domesticated animals. His sense of color and the sensitivity to his subject matter are the strengths of his work. At first glance, his works seem benign, accessible and simple; however after further scrutiny they reveal an academic depth and complexity. 

Jan Rauchwerger’s work has been exhibited in many museums and galleries across Israel and abroad. He had a retrospective in 2004, Shades of Feeling, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and a solo show in 2008 at the Tel-Aviv museum.


1954-1961 Painting, T. H. Shevchenko High School of Art, affiliated with Kiev Academy of Art
1964-1968 Polygraphic Institute, Moscow
1965-1973 Painting under Russian artist Vladimir Weisberg, Teaching Avni Institute, Tel Aviv
1973          Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem


From 1973 Avni Institute, Tel Aviv
Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem.



1984      The Israel Discount Bank Prize for an Israeli Artist, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1986      Oscar Hendler Prize, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot

1998      Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa

2007      Ruth and Baruch Rappaport Prize for an established artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv


Born December 15 to Sonia and Mordechai Reichwarger (years later, after his arrival in Israel, Jan would change his surname to Rauchwerger). Place of birth: Bairam Ali, Turkmenistan, to which the family was evacuated from Kharkov, Ukraine, because of the war

After the Ukraine is liberated from German occupation, the family moves back, settling in the new capital, Kiev


Studies in T. H. Shevchenko High School of Art, adjoining the Kiev Academy of Art. Becomes an admirer of El Greco and of the Impressionists


Serves in the Soviet Army, first in Kiev and later in the Western Ukraine, near Lvov


Studies in the Graphic Design Department of the Moscow Polygraphic Institute


Becomes the pupil of Moscow artist Vladimir Weisberg (1924-1985)


His parents and brother immigrate to Israel, where his father dies after four months


On June 25 immigrates to Israel with his wife Irina, also an artist. From the autumn 1973 to 1978 teaches drawing and watercolor at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv


Organizes an exhibition of works by his father, artist Mordechai Reichwarger, at the Zvi Noam Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Trip to Paris


Organizes the first personal exhibition of Vladimir Weisberg's works from Rauchwerger's collection at the Israel Museum (Curator Yona Fischer).
His daughter Miri is born


His son Motti is born


First trip to New York. Moves to Jaffa. Organizes an exhibition of Vladimir Weisberg's works in Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Curators Nehama Guralnik, Marc Scheps)


Trip to Italy and Switzerland


Teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem


Teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem


Separates from Irina


Marries Galit. Their sons Daniel Vladimir and Nadav Aharon are born. Becomes affiliated with the Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv


Works in a studio at Sadnaot Ha'omanim (the Artist's Studio), Tel Aviv-Jaffa


Spends approximately half a year in Italy


Lives and works in Jaffa. Begins to create etchings at Kibbutz Cabri's print workshop


First visit to Moscow after twenty years. First Personal exhibition in Moscow


Lives In New York; works in a studio in Long Island City


From 2002
Lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa



1975            Zvi Noam Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1976            Zvi Noam Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1978            Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv
1979            Delson-Richter Gallery, Jaffa
1980            Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv
1980            Culture Center, Rehovot
1981            Riebenfeld House Jaffa,
1981            Radius Gallery, Tel Aviv
1983            Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv
1985            Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv
1985             Beit Nehushtan, Kibbutz Ashdot Ya'acov
1986            Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv
1986            Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot Gallery
1986            Kibbutz Cabri Gallery
1986            Jan Rauchwerger: Tours in Rome (1969-1986). Maimad Katan Gallery, Tel Aviv
1986            Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1987            Jan Rauchwerger: Works 1983-86, Ephrat Gallery, Tel Aviv (Catalogue)
1988            Galit Rauchwerger /Jan Rauchwerger: Photographs,
1988            Maimad Visual Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1989            Jan Rauchwerger: In the Family – Art as Autobiography, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (Catalogue)
1989            Jan Rauchwerger: Orchards. Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv
1989            Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot Gallery
1990            Rauchwerger: Works on Paper, Museurm of the Negev, Be'er Sheva (Catalogue)
1991            Jan Rauchwerger:  Nude. Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv
1991            Jan Rauchwerger: Bat Yam landscapes. Schloss Britz, Berlin
1992            Yehudit Levin Selects. Artists' Studios, Tel Aviv
1992            Jan Rauchwerger:  Flowers. Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993            Kibbutz Rosh Hanikra Gallery
1993            Mizrachi against Rauchwerger, Binelh Gallery, Tel Aviv
1994            Jan Rauchwerger: Painting 1983-1993, The Moscow Palette Gallery, Moscow,
1994            Kibbutz Nachshon Gallery
1995            Drawings, Studio Gallery, Ra'anana
1995            Jan Rauchwerger: Landscapes of the North, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv
1995            Gallery Inge Herbert, Berlin
1996            Alisa, Talya, and Tonya from Novosibirsk, Haifa University Art Gallery, Haifa
1997            Jan Rauchwerger: Four hours, period. Reuven Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv 
1997            Recent Paintings, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv
1998            Jan Rauchwerger/ Michael Kovner: Port. Haifa Muzeum of Art, Haifa (Catalogue)
2002            Jan Rauchwerger: Winter Travel, Goren Art Gallery, Emek Yizrael College
2004            Jan Rauchwerger: Shades of Feeling, works from 1979 to 2003, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Catalogue)
2004            Jan Rauchwerger: Russia, from the early 60's (Catalogue)
2004            Jan Rauchwerger: Shades of Feeling – State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2008            Jan Rauchwerger: A Portrait, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2013            Jan Rauchwerger: "The Ball of My Life, Prints & more", The Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri