Rachamin was born in Israel in 1986 to a mixed Israeli American couple.
he grew up in Jerusalem and Motza Illit, a village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, notorious for its beautiful landscape and home to the well-known painter Anna Ticho.
Sam became involved in the creation of sculptures and art from a young age, at first he studied from a local (Motza Illit) artist sculptor and friend. After being accepted to the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Sam renounced registering, as he was searching for a more artistically naturalistic and figurative oriented training to develop in, and so he joined the master-class at the Jerusalem Studio School (JSS).
Since 2014, Sam had been regularly visiting Paris in order to copy and learn from the old masters and explore their techniques.
In 2017 Sam moved to Paris and built programs including workshops, tours and art lessons to make the art world more accessible for artists, painters and art lovers.
Some of the workshops are made particularly in order to solve the French bureaucratical obstacles standing in front of painters that wish to learn art in the traditional way of master copying.
Scholarships and prizes :
Ashurst art prize
One of 30 finalist out of 4450 participants group exhibition
Tony Tollet association
First place-at the tony tollet auto portrait competition 2018
Chosen as a finalist at the Biennale de saint-Grégoire de la Forge cultural center-November 9th-26th 2018
2018 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
(Sam wishes to thank The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation for its financial support)
Recipient of the 2017 Avigdor Arikha memorial master class scholarship,a 4 week stay in italy with the jss master class.
2009-2013 Volunteered at - Absorption Center for Ethiopian New Immigrants (The Jewish agency), Mevasseret Zion as part of “big brother project” for 3 years, meeting twice a week for homework, games, and help in acclimating to a new country.
2010-2012 Counselor for a group of children-at-risk - Absorption Center for Ethiopian New Immigrants, Mevasseret Zion (The Jewish agency) –worked as an art teacher, teaching drawing and painting for children.
2013-2014 Yad Lebanim Association – art teacher
Taught painting and drawing to bereaved families.
November December 2019 Fundraiser exhibition for children in jeopardy lemon frame gallery Tel Aviv Israel.
November 2019 the conection between Photography & painting goup exhibition ND gallery ramat gan Israel.
November 29th-2nd of December 2018 Tony Tollet association finalist exhibition at Maison fort vourles
November 9th-26th 2018 - Biennale de saint-Grégoire de la Forge cultural center
June 2016 and at June 2018 7th and 8th Louvre copyists exhibition at the sixtieth arrondissement city hall, Paris.
June 2016 Group Exhibition "Nylon", Tower of David , Jerusalem.
February 2016 O.H.E (town hall) Moza Illit israel.
February 2015 O.H.E (town hall) Moza Illit israel
November 18th -dec 13th 2013 jss graduate group exhibition at Rothschild fine art tel aviv Israel.
August 2012 Group Exhibition at villa livia Gallery agripas 12 St jerusalem israel.
November 2012 jss graduate group exhibition at Rothschild fine art tel aviv Israel.
August 2010 group exhibition at JSS annex jerusalem
News and articles :
27.7.2017-le parisien, article about Mr Rachamin's work in the Louvre
5.10.2017-The New York Times, another article about Mr Rachamin's work in the Louvre
All about jerusalem- report about 2012 Group Exhibition at villa livia Gallery agripas 12 St jerusalem israel.
November 2012 Haaretz article jss graduate group exhibition at Rothschild fine art tel aviv Israel.
2014-2017 learning from old masters in the louvre museum,by copying masterpieces and exploring ancient techniques from painters from the history of art.
2009-2013 : Jerusalem Studio School Master Class. including three summers in Italian landscape painting program with the JSS Master Class
2009 - 2011 : Sculpture studies at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2004 : High school diploma in the art specialization track