Biographical Notes

1934          Moshe Givati was born in Hadera un­der the name Moshe Hacohen Wexler.

1936-1939  Moved to live with his grandmother in the Bessarabian town of Khotin. Re­turned to Palestine shortly
                 before the out­ break of World War II.

1939-1949  Lived with his family in Hadera and in the Tel Mond orchards.

1949-1951  Agricultural training (Hachshara) in Kibbutz Shamir.

1951          Joined Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim with the Hachshara members.

1952          Enlisted with the Nahal Command of the IDF.

1955          Married Yael. His daughter Vered was born.

1957          His son Ben-Zion was born.

1960          Studied drawing with Marcel Janco at Oranim College.

1962          His son Nir was born.

1964          Traveled to Italy, Holland, Spain, and France. Stayed in Paris.

1966          Went to Paris for several months.

1967          Lived and worked in Paris.

1969          Left Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim, and rented a studio on Yitzhak Sadeh Street, Tel Aviv.
                 Moved with his fami​ly to the Artist Village, Ein Hod.

1970          The family left Ein Hod for Haifa.

1970-1971  Joined Itzhak Danziger on the “Re­ha­bil​i­tation of the Nesher Quarry” project.

—              Set up a screenprint workshop to document the Nesher Quarry Project.

—              Taught painting at the University of Haifa and the Technion – Institute of Technology, Haifa.

1973          Went to Germany but cut his visit short due to the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War.

1974-1982  Lived and worked in New York.

1979          His daughter Shifra was born in New York.

1981-1982  Moved to Crown Heights and became close to the court of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Married Roni Lavie.

1982          Returned to Israel with Roni and Shifra. The family lived in Tel Aviv.

—              His daughter Yehudit was born.

1986-1987  Taught painting and print techniques at the Artists’ House, Tel Aviv.

1987          Opened Studio Givati on Neve Sha’anan Street in the old Tel Aviv Cen­tral Bus Station.

1993          Left the studio following a heart attack. Moved to the Marina Hotel, Tel Aviv.

1994          Lived and worked in the Diplomat Ho­tel, Jerusalem.

1995          Returned to Tel Aviv and rented an apartment on Ben Zion Blvd, where he lived and worked until his last days.

2012          Passed away April 13th, 2012 in Tel Aviv, at the age 78


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