Jan Rauchwerger, Turkmen/Israeli (1942 - )

 Jan Rauchwerger, Turkmen/Israeli (1942 - )

1942

Born December 15 to Sonia and Mordechai Reichwarger (years later, after his arrival in Israel, Jan would change his surname to Rauchwerger). Place of birth: Bairam Ali, Turkmenistan, to which the family was evacuated from Kharkov, Ukraine, because of the war

1943

After the Ukraine is liberated from German occupation, the family moves back, settling in the new capital, Kiev

1954-1961

Studies in T. H. Shevchenko High School of Art, adjoining the Kiev Academy of Art. Becomes an admirer of El Greco and of the Impressionists

1961-1964

Serves in the Soviet Army, first in Kiev and later in the Western Ukraine, near Lvov

1964-1968

Studies in the Graphic Design Department of the Moscow Polygraphic Institute

1965-1973

Becomes the pupil of Moscow artist Vladimir Weisberg (1924-1985)

1972

His parents and brother immigrate to Israel, where his father dies after four months

1973

On June 25 immigrates to Israel with his wife Irina, also an artist. From the autumn 1973 to 1978 teaches drawing and watercolor at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv

1974

Organizes an exhibition of works by his father, artist Mordechai Reichwarger, at the Zvi Noam Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Trip to Paris

1975

Organizes the first personal exhibition of Vladimir Weisberg's works from Rauchwerger's collection at the Israel Museum (Curator Yona Fischer).
His daughter Miri is born

1977

His son Motti is born

1979

First trip to New York. Moves to Jaffa. Organizes an exhibition of Vladimir Weisberg's works in Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Curators Nehama Guralnik, Marc Scheps)

1980

Trip to Italy and Switzerland

1980-1982

Teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem

1982-1983

Teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem

1983

Separates from Irina

1986-1989

Marries Galit. Their sons Daniel Vladimir and Nadav Aharon are born. Becomes affiliated with the Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1988-1993

Works in a studio at Sadnaot Ha'omanim (the Artist's Studio), Tel Aviv-Jaffa

1990

Spends approximately half a year in Italy

1992-1998

Lives and works in Jaffa. Begins to create etchings at Kibbutz Cabri's print workshop

1993

First visit to Moscow after twenty years. First Personal exhibition in Moscow

1998-2001

Lives In New York; works in a studio in Long Island City

From 2002

Lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

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