Avi-Yonah, OBM, returned her precious soul to her
on Chet Mar-heshvan (October 24th 2012).
Below are some photos and
links which may illuminate in a small measure
her greatness as an
artist and a very spiritual woman.
בעברית במקור ראשון
Yael taken about 9 years ago
Yael in her studio
demonstrating her anaglyphic art at an exhibition in
Links to her anaglyphic art
My last photo of Yael with her favorite toy: an angelic
short TV item with her speaking in YouTube with Hebrew subtitles:
recent works (Cosmic Orbs) at yael2M.html
her prolific career as an artist, Yael
made over 1000 outstanding portraits
in various mediums, including her
series of oil portraits of 15 great contemporary Israeli authors
as Amos Oz, Efraim Kishon, David Shachar) which was
at the Jerusalem International Book
Fair in 1984 and abroad
portraits can be seen at
most striking portrait is one she made of herself as
Esther with her favorite cat about 30 years ago.
In my opinion her most prophetic painting is
what she called the Source
of Light -The Resurrection
oil on canvas 75" x 55" (190 x 140 cm)
Avi-Yonah was born in Jerusalem, a graduate of
Bezalel Academy of Art.
- Her father was the distinguished
archaeologist and historian, Michael Avi-Yonah,
- who provided her
with the rich background in
art, archeology and bible,
- which emanates from her works.
- Thousands of
prints and serigraphs on Jerusalem landscapes
and biblical subjects
- have been sold throughout the world.
- Her series
of oil portraits of 15 great contemporary Israeli authors
- was exhibited
at the Jerusalem International Book Fair in 1984 and abroad.
- In 1987
completed a series of paintings on the 12 Tribes
- for the Yad
synagogue in Jerusalem.
- Since 1988 she has been working on a series of
- in oil and mixed media on canvas and wood
- in a new and original style of
- Her themes are inspired by
Jewish mysticism and the Kabbalah
- and include the Angels
of the Divine Chariot , the Four Supernal
- the New City and Hologramic Energies.
- Her works were on display
in the Jewish
Museum in London,
- as well as galleries in Israel and abroad.
- Until her
demise, she lived
in Jerusalem with her husband, the artist, Dov
- The manager of Yael's
estate is interested
- in contacting a serious collector
who would be
willing and able
- to promote her original paintings in museums and
POB 25, Tzfat