Shmuel Engel, known by his artistic name, Malachi, Born in Mezocast, Hungary. Immigrated to Israel in 1946 and settled in Jerusalem. Six years after the move to Jerusalem he opened one of the first galleries for avant-garde painting in Jerusalem. Over the years he opened more galleries in Tel Aviv, the USA and in Canada.
For over 50 years Malachi has been working passionately, in solitude and in near-underground secrecy, as if external to the local scene. Being an observant Jew, who is primarily influenced by music and sound. that became the key themes of his work over the last five decades.
Even today, in his advanced age, he continues to draw with passion. And in the galleries he owns in Israel and abroad, he continues to exhibit the works of painters for whom art is their life and their faith.
Selected exhibitions of Malachi:
1961 One person exhibition, Dugith Gallery, Tel Aviv
1962 Group exhibition, Spring Exhibition, Gallery 220, Tel Aviv
1962 one person exhibition, Rina Gallery, Jerusalem
1964 Group exhibition, Israel Art Exhibit, New York
1965 One person exhibition, Rina Gallery, Jerusalem
1966 One person exhibition, Massada Gallery, Tel Aviv
1967 Group exhibition, Wilson Art Gallery, Washington
1967 Group exhibition, City Art Gallery, Manchester (England)
1967 Group exhibition, Museum of Art La Jolla, California, Bergman Collection
1971 Group exhibition, Spring Exhibition, Engel Gallery, Jerusalem,
1973 One person exhibition, Shatz Gallery , Jerusalem
1975 Group exhibition, Engel Gallery, Jerusalem Hilton
1976 One person exhibition, Ribenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
1980 Group exhibition, Engel Gallery, New York
1982 One person exhibition, Engel Gallery, New York
1985 Group exhibition, BLD Gallery, New York
1993 One person exhibition, BLD Gallery, New York
1994 Group exhibition, Galerie Mantoux Gignac, Paris
1999 One person exhibition, Galerie Mantoux Gignac, Paris
1999 Group exhibition, Salon d’Autonne, Paris
2000 The Millennium Exhibition, Group exhibition, Engel Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
2000 One person exhibition, The Artist House, Jerusalem.
2002 Antifacism, Group exhibition, The Salzburg train station , Salzburg.
2003 Partition, Group exhibition, Engel Gallery , Tel Aviv
2003 Group exhibition, Salon d’Autonne, Paris
2004 White on Black, one person exhibition, Engel Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2006 Flowers in the israely Art, Group exhibition, Engel Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2007 Books and Letters, Group exhibition, Engel Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2007 The Mountains are round About Jerusalem, Group exhibition, Engel
2008 Signatorius, group exhibition, Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2008 Sur le Thème du Désert et de la Musique, one person exhibition,
Gallerie Art Montparnass, Paris.
2009 The Good Place, Eutopia, group exhibition, Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv
Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass
Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia
Smithsonian Institution, Washington
Museum of Modern Art, Miami
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Museum of Art La Jolla, California
Lowe Art Gallery, University of Miami
Tel Aviv Museum Of Art , Israel.
Bergman Collection, New York
Hanley Collection, Bedford, Pa.
Michael Steinhardt collection , New York
Original art works by Malachi can be found at the Engel Galleries Israeli art collection.