Yitzhak Frankel (Frenel), painter. Was born 1899, in the Ukraine.
He emigrated to Palestine in 1919, but soon left to study art in Paris.
On his return in 1925, Frankel opened a studio in Tel Aviv, where most of his students were pioneers by day and artists by night.
He strove to bring the spirit of Parisian art to Palestine and championed the return to the principles of pure color and compositional arrangements, disconnected from any narrative, thus opposing the provincial trends of the Israeli art world.
In 1960, he moved to Safed, bring about the establishment of its famed artist colony.
Frenkel died in 1991.