Raanan's studio, situated high in the Judean hills, overlooks the fertile, plains extending out to the Mediterranean Sea. Surrounded by nature and environs in which king David wrote his psalms. Raanan is inspired by his learning and creates paintings and sculpture, which have brought him international acclaim.
Yoram Raanan articulates within his artistic medium an authentic encounter - venerated concepts are expressed through flow of sonorous color, visionary spirit is realized in line and form. His paintings reach their completion when there is a deep, intuitive response to what the artist experiences through the Torah and what he sees before him on the canvas, a vision which the viewer is invited to share.
Born in New Jersey in 1953, Yoram Raanan graduated the University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA. (BFA, 1975). He traveled throughout Europe and the near east and settled in Israel in 1977, where he has developed his unique artistic vision. Raanan's paintings have been exhibited throughout the world in public museums and art galleries. He is the former director of Art Israelite.