Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Yehiel Rabinowitz (born March 1939) is a Paris-based sculptor and painter. Rabinowitz was born in March 1939 in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, a Jewish community in what would later become Israel. He lost his parents at a very early age and spent his childhood years in Poland and Israel. Yehiel was a versatile pupil; able in languages, mathematics, and engineering, yet his principal interest was drawing. He obtained a military rank that allowed him to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tel Aviv, where he stayed in 1958 and 1959. He decided to celebrate his twentieth birthday in Paris, the absolute capital of art at the time. Rabinowitz was admitted to the Ã‰cole nationale supÃ©rieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He stayed there for five years (1960â€“1965) and refused the customary specialization, enrolling in as many ateliers (drawing, litho, painting, sculpturing) as possible.