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 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 printing; etching, silk screen, intaglio, relief, and epoxy
In 1981 Ebgi relocated to Miami Florida where, until recently,
he worked in his own studio. Ebgi no longer creates original art, however
some of his later and most recent work is still available to collectors
in the primary and secondary art market place. Ebgi enjoyed one man shows
throughout USA and Israel including venues at Nova Terra, Columbia; International
Exhibitions in Panama, and International Art Expo in New York, California,
and Washington D.C. Ebgi enjoyed posts and prizes including; Art Department
Head, Tel-Chai Institute Israel, UJA Federation, Magen David from Ehud
Olmart, Mayor of Jerusalem - Jerusalem 3000 Celebration, Official Poster
for Israel's 40 year Anniversary, UNICEF, Corcoran School of Art Washington
D.C. His work is collected by private and 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 Europe.
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 it is exclusively from
Ebgi's early work. It reflects Ebgi's love for Jewish tradition, expressed
with reverence and joy. These works give insight to the thinking processes
and philosophical development of the artist. The color
images are more recent work.
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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