ABOUT THE ENGEL GALLERY
The Engel Gallery was founded in Jerusalem in 1955 and its objective was to promote and to exhibit Israeli art both in Israel and abroad; the gallery published a number of prints and books; is constantly collaborating with local and International museums; and participating in art fairs.
Rafi Lavi, Arieh Aroch, Aviva Uri, Uri Lifshitz, Yekhzkel Streichman, Joseph Zaritky, Ovadia Alkara, Ofer Lellouche, Jan Rauchwerger- all of them took their first steps in the Engel Gallery and their exhibitions there had started off their artistic careers.
Some of the pillars of the Israeli art, such as Moshe Castel, Mordechai Ardon, and Anna Ticho were part of the gallery's permanent artists for many years, and now the Engel gallery holds one of their biggest and rare collections.
Today, the gallery is managed by the 2nd and 3rd generations of the family and has two branches – the famous Jerusalem one in 13 Shlomzion Street and the Tel Aviv gallery, located in 100 Ben Yehuda Street, which holds temporary exhibitions of contemporary art by established artists. The exhibitions in the gallery seek to explore and generate a discourse upon the place of art in Israeli culture.
The gallery’s collection includes artworks by three generation of Israeli artists as well as modern European art, such as: Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Renoir, Gauguin. Kisling, Reuven Rubin, Marcel Janco, Yosl Bergner, Chana Orloff, Lea Nikel, Anna Ticho, Yakov Agam, Moshe Castel and Mordechai Ardon. It also features artworks by contemporary artists, such as Yoav Ben Dov, Ofer Lellouce, Oded Feingersh, Jack Jano, David Bruer Weil, Leonid Balklav, and others.