About Aryeh Elhanani

Aryeh Elhanani, 1898–1985, architect, winner of the Architecture Israel Prize for his “contribution to Israeli culture.”

Ariyeh Elhanani
Ariyeh Elhanani with an architechtural model of the Jewish Palestine Pavilion. National Archives of Israel

Born in Ukraine, studied in Kiev at the School of Art and Architecture and immigrated in 1922 to Jerusalem. During his career he also worked in the fields of: theater sets, graphic design and sculpture.

During Ismar David’s time in Jerusalem he collaborated with Elhanani on several projects. Among them: the Palestine pavilions for the 1935 Exposition Universelle in Brussels and the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

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