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Morris Katz, the world's fastest painter loved to paint Judaica. His rabbi paintings sell well at auction, especially theones where the rabbi holds the Torah. Chagallian, yet powerful color contrasts make these paintongs a delight.

Born in Poland, Katz studied painting under Dr. Hans Fokler of the Munich Academy.He moved to New York with his family in 1949 and launched his unique approach seven years later using only a palette and wads of toilet paper to produce his paintings.The rolls of bathroom tissue were used to clean the knife or create shadings and shapes.Katz has appeared on "Sixty Minutes," Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman, Regis Philbin, and "Prime Time Live."

Rabbi Holding the Torah

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