Arie Harpaz was born in 1941 in Romania.
Arie was raised and educated in Israel, where he had gained significant recognition for his contributions to the field of surreal art. He began his training with a sponsorship by the City of Tel Aviv at the Fine Art School in Tel Aviv where he studied under the tutelage of Joseph Louizada before venturing into the world of Fantastic Surrealism which he mastered while studying under Antonioni Casale in Genoa, Italy.
Since his first exhibit opened in 1975, Arieís work is seen throughout the USA, Europe and Israel.
Of all the acclaim that Arie has received, perhaps this letter that he recently received says it best: Arie Harpazís work is dynamic and captivating, forcing the viewer to confront directly powers way beyond his control. His masterful charcoal renderings, oil paintings and bronze creations achieve a hyper-surreal precision, which has brought him considerable critical acclaim and public recognition. The artistís work haunts us. The images are charged with intensity and a sense of magic. His work has been received by the public and by the New York art critics. We are looking forward to many creative ventures in Israel. A serious hardworking man, deserving of our support and respect.