Abraham Dayan, or Abraham Michael Dayan is a contemporary international French artist specialised in painting. He was born in 1960 and grew up in Paris next to the Place de la République with his wholesale merchant father, his mother, 3 sisters and 2 brothers... there were no other artists in the family.
The family moved to the district of Saint Lazare in Paris' 9th arrondissement in 1978 and maintain a home there to the present day. Abraham lives and works in his workshops for the last 2 years between Le Havre and Bourg en Bresse.
He started creating from a young age - wishing to be a fashion designer - and later at the age of 18 while working in the family business he created his own watch brand EPILOGUE, but in 1993 he gave up everything to devote himself to becoming a painter.
A self-taught artist; Abraham dedicated himself to learning the history of art and the resulting movements from the Middle Ages to the present day. He began to paint - driven by the inspiration from the great masters: Picasso, Modigliani, Cézanne, Goya, Velasquez, Leonardo da Vinci, De la Tour, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pollock, Rothko etc…
In his own words: "I too wanted to become eternal and I have never stopped painting and looking for new ways."
Abraham immigrated and lived and painted in his workshops in the United States from 1997 to 2004. He lived and worked in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Savannah, and New York City before returning to Paris at the end of 2004.
Abraham Dayan is an International artist who participated in the 2003 competition for the Biennial of Florence in Italy, Zurich International Art, Savannah International Art Festival of Jazz, Art Philadelphia International Art Festival, New York at Agora gallery, Biennial of Chianciano Italy, Biennial of Palermo, Biennial of Verona, Biennial of Mantova, Bruno Massa Gallery. His work is present in major art sites across the world and has been featured in many art magazines.
Read Abraham Dayan's interview on DESTIG here