Klapisch was born in Paris, France, to parents from Poland who emigrated to France in 1910.
Her family survived the war years, first in Paris and then hid in various places throughout France. After the war she was sent to Switzerland, where she first discovered an interest in painting, and when she returned to France she studied painting privately.
Between 1949 and 1948 she studied art at the Ranson Academy in Paris. Initially, she focused on abstract painting with an emphasis on abstract painting in the style of the time. At one point she took a break, studied the paintings of Nicolas Poussin, and went on to paint figuratively.
In 1957, she married philosopher Stefan Moses. Between 1958 and 1959, she lived in Morocco and in 1969 immigrated to Israel and became involved in artistic activity there.
In her figurative and expressive works that she created in the 1970s, they were an alternative to Israeli art of the time. She won the Sandberg Prize in 1983 and in 2001 was awarded the Minister of Science, Culture and Sport.
In her paintings there is a meeting between the Israeli landscape and the tradition of French painting in figurative painting connected to nature in a style that has become more and more expressive. Topics are usually taken from the interior space of her studio on the one hand dominated by the load and disorder, and the view from the studio window on the other. Although she draws figurative paintings, the influence of abstract painting is evident in her work.
In her paintings you can see motifs that repeat many times, such as: the empty chair that is the chair of her grandfather Jacob Lax that she brought with her when she immigrated to Israel, the window, which separates the viewer from the subject of painting and more.
Her works are found in many important collections in Israel and abroad.
She has exhibited in many exhibitions in Israel and abroad