Moi Ver

Moshé Raviv-Vorobeichic (born Moi Ver; 1904–1995) was a photographer and painter.

Moi Ver
Died1995 (aged 9091)
NationalityIsraeli, Jewish
Known forPainting, Photographer

Life and work

Moi Ver (Moshe Raviv) was born in 1904 in Vilnius, Lithuania as Moses Vorobeichic. He initially studied painting. In his early 20s he matriculated at the Bauhaus, taking courses with Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and Josef Albers, and left from there to attend the Ecole Photo One in Paris.

In his book Moi Ver: Paris, he produced avant-garde photomontages. Originally published in 1931 by Editions Jeanne Walter with an introduction by Futurist Fernand Léger.

In 1932 Raviv was sent by the weekly La Vie Parisienne to Palestine as photo-reporter. Raviv illustrated many books. Raviv was a founder of the Artists' Colony in Safed.

He adopted Zionism in 1934 and immigrated to what was then known as Palestine. Moshe Raviv-Vorobeichic (as he called himself in Israel) focus more on painting than photography and lived in Safed until his death in 1995.


  • Graduated from the first Hebrew Gymnasium in the Diaspora
  • Art and architecture, Vilna University
  • 1928 Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany with Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and Josef Albers
  • 1930 Ecole Photo One, Paris, photography


  • "Moi Ver". Information Center for Israeli Art. Israel Museum. Retrieved 27 September 2011.

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