Amram Ebgi was born in Morocco in 1939. He immigrated to
Israel in 1951 and lived in Kfar Blum, a small kibbutz run by an American
and English coalition. There Ebgi worked with the community, was educated
in Torah, and learned Hebrew and English.
Ebgi began drawing and painting at age 16, for his own pleasure.
Ebgi was "discovered" while working in the kibbutz and in 1958 received
a scholarship to study art at Brooklyn Museum of Art. In 1962 kibbutz
administrators, recognizing his talent, gave him a painting studio and
encouraged him to sell his works. Ebgi stopped creating his art to fight
in the Israeli Six Day War. When he returned to the kibbutz after the
war, administrators gave him a full time assignment of painting, and they
began to market his work from a commercial showroom outside the kibbutz.
Ebgi continued art study at Pratt Graphic Art Center in New York, where
he developed a love for the printmaking; etching, silk screen, intaglio,
relief, and epoxy modeling.
In 1981 Ebgi relocated to Miami Florida where, until recently,
he worked in his own studio. Ebgi no longer creates art, however some
of his late and most recent work is still available to collectors in the
primary and secondary art market place. Throughout his active carrer as
a professional artist Ebgi enjoyed one man shows throughout USA; Israel;
Nova Terra, Columbia; International Exhibitions in Panama; and International
Art Expo's in New York, California, and Washington D.C.. Ebgi enjoyed
teaching positions as Art Department Head at Tel-Chai Institute Israel,
UJA Federation and as Professor of Art at the Corcoran School of Art Washington
D.C.. He was honored with an assortment of international art prizes including
the Magen David award from Ehud Olmart, Mayor of Jerusalem for his creation
of works for the Jerusalem 3000 Celebration; recognition for the official
poster for Israel's 40 year anniversary; and was honored with awards from
UNICEF. In addition be being collected internationally by private art
lovers, Ebgi's work is collected by and exhibited in public institutions
and museums including: Yale University; Duke University; Vassar College;
U.C.L.A.; New York University; Florida International University; Princeton
University; Beit Hshoah-Museum of Tolerance, California; Florida Gulf
Coast Art Center, Florida; Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama; Canton Art
Institute, Ohio; Salt Lake City Art Center, Utah; Del Rio Art Center,
Texas; Laguna Beach Museum, California; and Arkansas Art Center, Arkansas.
Other acknowledgments include: Art Business News,"Festival of Masters"
Disney World Flordia, Salute to Israel presented to Vice President
George Bush on the occasion of Israel's 40 year Anniversary, and gifts
made by Elizabeth Taylor and Chaim Topol to institutions in the USA and
Amram Ebgi's skill as a master printmaker is demonstrated
in the hand colored etchings displayed below. The subjects in these works,
generally the focus of Egbi's work, is Jewish life and culture. The monochrome
collection below is exceptionally exciting in that the work is exclusively
from Ebgi's early years and reflects the artist's love for Jewish tradition
-- expressed with exceptional reverence and joy. These especially sensitive
works give insight to the thinking processes and the philosophical development
of the artist. The brightly colored etchings represent
the artist's more recent work, and are filled with a differnt joy.
Contact us, to see other Ebgi art not on our site at this time, including more recent work.
Contact us, to see available Ebgi pieces, not on our site at this time, including recent work.
See Agam: Israel Abstract Non Objective Art.
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