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METAVEL , the artistic name of Renée Koppel, is a calligrapher and miniaturist. Born in Algeria and immigrated to Israel in 1960., she since lives and works in Tel-Aviv.

After some years of abstract style paintings, she began illustrating biblical themes using textual calligraphy, kabbalah symbolism and miniature paintings, using solely watercolor, while applying special, personal techniques.
Her illuminated manuscripts have been published as printed editions and have been exhibited in many cities around the world, including Paris, Vienna, Frankfurt, Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem. 

In 2017 she received Honoris Causa from Bern university in Switzerland as an esteem for her work.


2014   Regulakirche, Chur, Switzerland

2013   Weiberteu Museum, Weinsberg, Germany

2012   Synagogue, Bochum, Germany

            Wolfson Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

2010   Bibelmuseum, Münster, Germany

2007   Stadtmuseum, Hattingen, Germany

            Citykirche, Wuppertal, Germany

2003   St.Peter Chapel, Solothurn, Switzerland

2000   Cathedral St. Ursen, Solothurn, Switzerland

1999   Brenner Forum and Jewish Culturel Center,            Innsbruck, Austria

1994  Gallery Salvatorpfarre, Graz, Austria

           Synagogue, Vienna, Austria

           Europahaus, Klagenfurt, Austria

           Beth Hatefutsoth, Tel-Aviv, Israel

           Luther Church, Hagen, Germany

1993  Dominican Church, Frankfurt, Germany

           Theological Library, Frankfurt, Germany

1992  The Painters and Sculptors Association of                Israel Tel-aviv. Group exhibition

1986  Municipal Library, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1985  Wolfson Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1980  Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris: A selection            from de Book of Ruth. Now in collection of              B.N.P(Nr. H.B 1464), Paris, France

           The Jewish Art Museum, Paris, France

           Gallery Saphir, Paris, France

           Rosgarden Museum, Konstanz, Germany

Television Programs

1982   A film of my works was shown on Israel                   Television on the program " Bell and                         Pomegranate"

1980   A film of my works was shown on French                 Television as part of J.Eisenberg's program               "La Source de vie"

Prizes & Honors

2017    Honoris Causa from Bern University,



1989    The book "Passover Haggadah"won the

             Prize for "Excellence in design in the 1989

             competition:The most Beautiful Israeli

             Book" from the Ministry of Trade and



1983    Prize for work" Jerusalem as Symbol" from

             the same Society


1981    Prize from the Society of Jewish Art in

             Jerusalem for work on two pages of the

             Passover Haggadah

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