Eliezer Weishoff (born 1938) is an Israeli multidisciplinary artist who has designed many of the state’s iconic images.
Eliezer Weishoff was born in Jerusalem and lived in the neighborhood of Mahaneh Yehuda, which became a source of inspiration for his many paintings and sculptures. His studies at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design began in 1954, when he was 16. At the end of his first year of studies, he earned a scholarship for the continuation of his study, and graduated with distinction in 1958. In 1968 he returned to Bezalel as a lecturer and instructor.
He served in the Israel Defense Forces, as illustrator and art editor of the newspaper “Bemahaneh Gadna”.
Art career: In 1967 he held his first one-man show in Tel Aviv. Since then, he has exhibited his works in one-man shows, both in Israel and around the world. Weishoff is the creator of many of Israel’s iconic images. Weishoff’s sculpture commemorating the victims of the September 11 attacks was installed at a site in Arazim valley at the entrance to Jerusalem. The “Bird” sculpture he designed for the Jewish National Fund can be seen at the entrance to forests and national parks. Weishoff created the kinetic sculpture for the Carnival Cruise Superliner “Sensation”, in addition to twelve mural paintings for the decks of the ship. Several of his paintings were purchased by El Al Israel Airlines and the Ministry of Tourism. Weishoff has designed logos and artistic posters to mark historic events, postage stamps for Israel and other countries and also a series of stamps for the United Nations. He has designed coins for the Bank of Israel and the Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation, and his medals have been displayed at international exhibitions in Switzerland and the United States. He designed the old 50 New Sheqel banknote featuring Shmuel Yosef Agnon.
Weishoff designed pavilions for the State of Israel at International Fairs and Paris – Le Bourget Airport and took part in the designing of Bialik House and Etzel Museum in Tel Aviv.
He is the author of a number of books in Hebrew, among them “Stamps tell about Jerusalem” and “The Chameleon,” and he has illustrated many children’s books.