Phillip Ratner Biography

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PhilA multi-media artist and native of Washington, D.C., Phillip

Ratner has spent many years working in sculpture, painting, etched glass, tapestry, drawing, and the graphic arts. In 1984, Philtip Ratner opened The Israel Bible Museum in Safad, Israel. Since then, Ratner has spent most of his time there developing over 250 works of art on the Bible in sculpture, painting and graphics. This work continues. In addition, he has completed many private commissions and public works.

His work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the United States Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the White House, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island*. In 1984, Ratner took his life's inspiration and dream, the Bible, and made it the focus of his impassioned work by founding the Israel Bible Museum in Safed, Israel.

With degrees from the Pratt Institute and American University, Ratner taught school in the Washington, D.C. area for 23 years, at the same time building his reputation as an international artist. Throughout this period, Phillip has actively supported various charities and organizations.