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Reception Celebrates Elisha Ben-Yitzhak’s Return to Art


By Sara user
Posted: March 27, 2007

Israeli-born artist Elisha Ben-Yitzhak, who now resides in Milwaukee, will appear at a special reception this Saturday, March 31, 4-8 p.m., at Donnybrook Fair, to mark his return to painting after a 21-year hiatus. Ben-Yitzhak will meet with guests and talk about his collection of paintings on display at the jewelry store at 427 E. Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay.

Most paintings are recent works, but there are also pieces that were shown previously on tour in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Great Britain, Switzerland, Spain, Israel, and across the United States. The reception celebrates the opening of the display titled, “Emotions,” that will continue through May 20 during store hours, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both the reception and the art show are open to the public, free of charge. More information on the display is available from Donnybrook Fair at (414) 332-0996.

“I had a very good name before I stopped painting and entered the business world 21 years ago,” Ben-Yitzhak said. “I would like people to see my art again as I reestablish my name.”

A painting he created this past December, titled “Emotions,” is included in the display at Donnybrook Fair and also appears on a prestigious Israeli art Web site: His paintings can also be viewed, along with an extended biography, on his personal Web site at

Ben-Yitzhak was born in Kibbutz Kfar Blum in Upper Galilee in Israel and studied art at Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and at the Avni Art Institute in Tel Aviv. He moved to Milwaukee in 1985 to focus on his business, Heavenly International Tours, which takes groups of people to the Holy Land, among other destinations, and just recently got back into painting after more than 21 years.


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