Arie Azene

Arie Azene, Israeli painter, born in Germany, 1934

Arie (Eisman) Azene was born in Hamburg, Germany. He immigrated to the Land of Israel with his parents soon after birth. In 1958, after studying art in Paris, he settled on Kibbutz Tzova in the Judean Hills, where he lived for 28 years. He spent 1968-1970 in France, England and Germany. In 1984, he moved to Jerusalem.

Stylistically, Azene was influenced by the New Horizons group to which he was exposed during his studies at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv. Other influences were Joseph Zaritsky, Avigdor Stematsky and Yehezkel Streichmann.

Azene works in pencil and aquarelle. His early work was abstract, but over the years, it has become more figurative and realistic. His colour palette is often based on two complementary hues, with a predominance of various combinations of gray.

1948-51 Avni Institute, Tel Aviv
1951-52 Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
1957-58 Academie de la Grand Chaumiere, Paris, France, Advanced Studies


2009  Art Singapore
2009  Mi Art, Italy
2009  Givatayim Theatre
2008  ArtExpo Toronto
2008  Lineart Belgium
2007  Jerusalem Theatre
2007  ArtExpo Las Vegas
2007  Art Geneva
2006  Art Toronto
2006  Art Expo NY
2004  Art Time Israel, Jerusalem
1997  Neve Tzedek Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993  Elbaz Gallery, New York
1991  Elbaz Gallery, New York
1990  Jerusalem Theatre
1986-2003  Shows in Israel, Canada and USA
1981  Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv
1979  Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1975  Artist’s House, Jerusalem
1975  Tel Aviv Museum, H. Rubinstein
1972  Yad lebanim, Museum Petach Tikva
1971  Museum of Modern Art, Haifa
1968  Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv