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Nechemia Azaz

Born 1923, Berlin, Germany.  Died 2008

Nechemia Azaz was taken to Palestine as an infant. He served with the British forces from 1941 to the end of the war, after which he was apprenticed first to a monumental stonemasons at Bologna and then to the sculptor and stained glass maker Stauthamer in Holland.

In 1949 he went to Paris where he studied at La Grande Chaumière under Ossip Zadkine. In Israel he set up the Harsa art ceramic plant in Beersheba. He had his first London exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1965. Much of his work has been for architectural commissions including the Tel Aviv Sheraton in Israel; the CIBA Building, New Jersey USA; the Belfast Synagogue, Northern Ireland; Pergamon Press, Oxford and Carmel College, Wallingford, where he was Artist in Residence from 1963-66.

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