Jan Rauchwerger was Born in 1942 in Turkmenistan and today lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. He studied in the graphic design department of the Moscow Polygraphic Institute and was a student of the Russian artist Vladimir Weisberg. In the 70s, Rauchwerger taught art at the Avni School of Art in Tel Aviv and in the 80s at The High School of Painting in Tel Aviv as well as at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.
In 2007, Rauchwerger received the Rappaport Prize for an Established Israeli Artist. He concentrates on the everyday of houses and interiors, nudes and still lifes. His sense of colour and the sensitivity to his subject matter are the strengths of his work. His works reveal a unique depth and complexity, expressing a deeper vision. Rauchwerger has been drawing in pastel for the last 30 years, works which convey warmth and intimacy to the observer.