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
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