After receiving his Baccalaureate in 1938, Uriel enrolled in l'Ecole Paul Colin in Paris where he studied graphic design. In parallel, he studied photography with Josef Breitenbach.

The outbreak of WWII interrupted his studies. Fleeing France and the invading German armies, he found refuge in Casablanca, was interned in a labor camp from which he escaped, then hid until the arrival of the US army. In December 1942, a month or so after the American landing in Casablanca, he started working in a photo studio and as a graphic designer. Two years later, in late 1944, he arrived in British Mandate Palestine, where he worked as an interior designer. After moving back to Paris in 1950, he started his graphic design career.

Here are a few examples of his work.

ZIM - 1953/1954

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Zim - pencil

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Zim - gouache sketch

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Zim - gouache sketch

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Zim - gouache sketch

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Zim - gouache sketch

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Zim - gouache sketch

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Zim - gouache sketch

XIM

ZIM labels - sketches

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KKL (Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund)

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KKL - sketches

Poster design

Uriel, Paris 1950

Uriel, Unesco contest, Paris 1950

Uriel Abraham in front of his winning design for the European Union.

Interior Design

Blueprints, furniture design and interior design for a Youth Hostel project.

Youth hostel - chair

Youth hostel - room blueprint

Youth hostel - interior design

Interior design sketch

Youth hostel - chair

Interior design sketch

Youth hostel - chair

Youth hostel - chair

Student Designs?

Most likely student projects, some of these display the influence of Paul Colin.

This family history project started September 2009.
All photos and documents belong to the author and are © Daniel Abraham, except for maps and where indicated.
This is a work in progress. Please contact me if you have any more information to contribute.

Last Modified: Sunday, October 28, 2018