Zvi Raphaeli (1924-2005)
was an Israeli impressionist painter. A rabbi by profession, he merged religion and art deftly in his paintings. He is known for his works of art in varied media, including oil and watercolor, depicting street scenes in Israel, scenes from Jewish life and festivities, and occasionally floral still subjects. Style: His primary medium of painting was oil on canvas, with a prominent impasto technique, that brings depth to the subject.