BIOGRAPHY

Liliane Klapisch was born in 1933 in Cachan, France to a family of Polish Jewish origin. She discovered her passion for painting at age fifteen, visiting Switzerland in the aftermath of the Second World War. 

 

Liliane Klapisch was a student of the painter Léon Zack attended the Ranson Academy of Arts (1948-1949), and the Grande Chaumiere Academy. Primarily drawn to abstract art, she joined the local Parisian scene of lyrical abstraction and showed her works at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles alongside painter Soulages.

 

In the year 1962, the Louvre, where Klapisch discovered Hellenistic reliefs and Poussin showed her another path, the world of figurative painting which de facto made her an outsider in the French art scene of the time. 

 

In 1969 Liliane Klapisch moved alongside her husband, French philosopher Stephane Mosès and her three children to Israel where her expressive-figurative paintings, her windows’ views, her constructions’ sites bathed in Mediterranean light quickly stood out and gained her both critical and institutional appreciation. 

 

Liliane Klapisch won the honorary Jerusalem Prize for Painting in 1977, the Israeli Museum’s Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art given in 1983, the 1998' The Mordechai Ish Shalom Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2001' prize of the Minister of Science, Sports, and Arts of Israel.

 

Liliane Klpaisch lives and works between Jerusalem and Paris. She has works showcased in various private collections and leading museums around the world.

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