International Artist Ezi has sold and showcased his paintings in England, France, Italy, Hong Kong China, Israel, Egypt, the Bahamas, Bermuda and in the US from coast to coast. His paintings were also seen locally in galleries such as Riverrun Gallery, Delaware River Gallery, Gallery 125, simply S.O.T.A., Sand castle Gallery, Howard Gallery and other galleries and shows in New Hope PA, Doylestown PA and Lambertville NJ. Ezi is a member of Artists of Yardley (AOY), Trenton Art Work Association (TAWA) and the famous Sketch club of Philadelphia (established in 1860). He has also exhibited at MCCC, the College of New Jersey Gallery and a one man show at the JCC of Ewing NJ. Ezis paintings can also be seen on the International Artist Magazine website and many search engines that can be found by Googling Ezi Algazi. Ezi is listed in the National Register's Who's Who in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Rose under Glass oil on canvas is part of the Whitehouse Collection.
Three books have been published about Ezi's art work, Bucks county Courier Times have published an article and pictures of Ezi in his studio.
Ezi (as he signs his works, a family nickname for Ernest) is an Artist strongly influenced by his travels around the world where he captures the beauty of what he sees in landscapes, people and cultures.
Ezi was born in Cairo, Egypt. When he was 14 the Algazi Family (his parents, brother and 3 sisters) left Egypt for Marseilles and then spent six month in Paris, France before settling in Trenton, New Jersey. During the summer of 1970, Ezi spent three months in Israel, where he continued showing his artistic talent by sketching the farm scenes and the people that he met. On the way home he spent time in Belgium, France and England.
After high school, he attended Mercer County Community College where he studied art under Mel Lepzig, a renowned artist. Ezi also attended the College of New Jersey, where he studied art with Bruce Rigby and Horoshi Murata (two very accomplished artists). I remember going to New York City to help Bruce Rigby hang his paintings in one of the top Soho galleries. It was a great learning experience. Ezi also studied Photography and minored in Computer Science and later received a degree in Advertising and Design.
In 1973 Ezi moved to a kibbutz in Israel for six months. In 1984 he traveled to Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Geneva, Paris, Belgium and Holland. This was more than a vacation, as he traveled with his sketch pad and camera, studying the great art masters of Europe.
In 1989 he met and married his beautiful wife Amy. In 1990 Robert their son was born. In 1995 they moved from Ewing New Jersey to Yardley, PA.
Ezi worked as a computer programmer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and after 28 years he retired at a young age and has been a full time artist for many years.
Ezi continues to travel to find new inspirations for his paintings. He recently visited Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Livorno, Pisa, Civitavecchia, Messina, Teoromino, Mount Etna, Navplion, Katakolon, Corfu, Dubrovnik Coatia, Venice, Florence and Rome. In the last few years Ezi also traveled to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, St. Thomas, St. Martin, Puerto Rico and other tropical Islands. He takes thousand of photographs back to his Yardley studio to analyze each picture and give his own interpretation of what he sees. When he is finished he comes up with the perfect composition, where each work conveys a special feeling to the viewer. His paintings are full of color and life, having the sense of controlled spontaneity and liveliness in brushwork; in essence they are a reflection of him.
Ezi is planning next year to relocate his studio to Parkland Florida, he will also continue to travel around the world for inspiration. He is submitting more of his works of art to Museums, Galleries, Magazines and art competitions.
Riverrun Gallery, Delaware River Gallery, Gallery 125, simply S.O.T.A., Sand castle Gallery, Howard Gallery and other galleries and shows in New Hope PA, Doylestown PA and Lambertville NJ. Ezi is a member of Artists of Yardley (AOY), Trenton Art Work Association (TAWA) and the famous Sketch club of Philadelphia