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Menashe Kadishman
Art Works Of
Menashe Kadishman

A Sheep's Head
A Sheep's Head

Portrait of Man
Portrait of Man

Child & a Horse
Child & a Horse

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Born- 1932 in Tel-Aviv. Graduate of St. Martin's School of Art, University of London. in 1954 Studied with the sculptor Rudi Lehmann.

Kadishman is an artist of great power who possesses the rare gift of a unified response, both aesthetic and moral, to the historical world. The realities of this historical experience of Israel have surrounded Kadishman, as a man and as an artist, since his birth. But it is his interweaving of life and art, and his ability to see the universal human meaning within particularities of circumstance, that have made Kadishman an exemplary figure for Israel and for the world at large.

In his youth, between 1950 and 1953, Kadishman worked as a shepherd in Kibbutz Ma'ayan Baruch and Kvuzat Yizre'el. This experience with nature, sheep and shepherding had a significant impact on his later artistic work. The first major appearance of sheep in his work was in the 1978 Venice Biennale, where he presented a flock of colored live sheep as living art. In 1995, he began painting portraits of sheep. These instantly-recognizable sheep portraits soon became his artistic trademark.

Selected solo exhibitions:

1965   Kadishman- Sculptures, Grosvenor Gallery, London
1967   Dunkelman Gallery, Toronto
1968   Goldberg Gallery, Edinburgh
1970   The Forest , Jewish Museum, New York
1975   Canvas Forest, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1975   Menashe Kadishman : Glass, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1977   Unicorn Gallery, Copenhagen
1979   The Kadishman Connection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
1981   Kadishman : Paintings 1979-1981, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
1981   The Yellow Sheep and the Metal Grove 1956-81, University of Haifa

          Art Gallery, Israel
1982   International Art Fair, Basel
1983   Mulenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
1983   International Art Fair, Chicago (by the Goldman Gallery)
1984   Gallerie Fabien Boulakia, Paris
1985   Sacrifice of Isaac, Jewish Museum, New York
1985   Sacrifice of Isaac, 18th Biennale of Sao Paulo.
1985   P.B.Van Voorst Van Beest Gallery, The Hague, Holland
1986   Corstitius, Delta Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland
1987   Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
1987   Myth transformed, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel  
1988   Menashe Kadishman Paintings, Lehigh University Art Galleries,

1988   Menashe Kadishman, Opferung Isaaks, Kammermusiksaal, Berlin
1989   Gallery Heyram-Semler, Paris
1990   Menashe Kadishman- Small Sculpture, Nohra Haime Gallery,
1990   Birth and Other Sculptures- 1988-1990, The Israel Museum,

1992   Sculpture and Drawings, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1993   Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany
1994   Faret Tachikawa Art Project, Art Front Gallery, Tokyo (Curator: Fram

1994   Floor sculpture - Antin Square, The Genia Schreiber University Art
          Gallery, Tel Aviv
1995   Menashe Kadishman Drawings and Sculptures, Artists House,
          Tel Aviv
1995   Kadishman in Galilee, the Art Gallery, Cabri, Lochamei Hagetaot
1996   Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1997   Shalechet, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1997   The Herd, National Art Gallery, Beijing, China
1998   Shalechet, Gallery Art Affairs, Amsterdam
1998   The Herd, Guan Shanyue Museum of Art, Shenzen, China
1998   The Herd, National Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
1999   Sculpture 'Der Kuss', Strasse der Sculpturen Paris-Moskau,

          Skulpturenweg Salzgitter-Bad & Braunschwig Cloister, Germany
1999   Painting Peace For 'The Sons of Abraham', Givatayim Theatre, Israel
2000   The Flock, Vleeshal, Frans Halmuseum, Haarlem, Holland.
2000   Avraham Binder - Menashe Kadishman Homage to the artist -
          Artists House, Tel Aviv
2001   Sculpture, The Family Plaza, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
2002   Permanent installation- Shalechet, Jewish Museum, Berlin
2002   Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
2006   Manashe Kadishman, the Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
2006   Prints, the Genia Schreiber University Gallery, Tel Aviv
2006   Draw Me a Sheep, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
2006   Sculptures, the Office Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007   New Work, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

Selected group exhibitions of Menashe Kadishman:
1960   Young Contemporaries, London
1962    Irish Living Art Exhibition, Dublin
1963    Hamilton Painters & sculptures, Hamilton Gallery, London
1964    Open- Air Exhibition, Kenwood House, London
1965    Fifty Years of Sculpture, Grosvenor Gallery, London
1966    Autumn Salon, Tel Aviv Museum
1967    International Sculpture Symposium, Toronto
1968    Docimenta 4, Kassel, Germany
1971    Graphics Biennale, Skopje, Yugoslavia
1972    International Graphic Pavilion, Venice Bienale
1972    From Landscape to Abstraction, from Abstraction to Nature- Israel 

            Museum, Jerusalem
1974    Beyond Drawing, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1977    Israeli Artists, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek
1981    Young Art from Israel, Henie- Onstad Kunstsenter, Hoevikodden
1983    Storm King Art Center, New- York
1984    Here & Now, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1985    Two Years- Qualities Accumulated, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion,
           Tel-Aviv Museum, Israel
1985    Givon Gallery, Tel-Aviv
1985    18th Biennale, Sao- Paolo
1985    Neli Aman Gallery, Tel-Aviv
1986    Print into Print, Tel-Aviv Museum, Israel
1988    40 Israeli Artists, Brooklyn Museum, New-York
1989   Chagall to Kitaj : Jewish Experience in 20th century Art
          Barbican Art Gallery, London
1991   Israeli Art Now - An Extensive Presentation, Helena Rubinstein 

          Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum of Art           
1991   The Presence Of The Absent- The Empty Chair in Israeli Art, The  

          Genia Schreiber University Art Galery, Tel Aviv
1994   Arte Contemporaneo Israeli, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos
1994   Tel Hai '94 : Contemporary Art Meeting . Curator Gideon Ofrat
1995   Couplet, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1995   Humanism and Technology, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul,
1995   From The Rita and Arturo Schwartz Collection of Israeli Art, Israel
          Museum, Jerusalem
1996   Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam
1996   Self Portraits, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel 
1997   Animal Kingdom, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, USA
1997   To the East - Orientalism in the Arts in Israel, Israel Museum, 
          Jerusalem (Curator: Yigal Zalmona)
1997   Perspectives on Israeli Art of the Seventies, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
          (Curator: Mordechai Omer)
1998   Fifty Israeli Art From Bay Area Collections, The Jewish Museum San
1998   90 Years of Israeli Art, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel  
2000   Wetering Plantsoen, Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam
2001   Israeli Art-Modern - Messages to the New Millenium, The Museum of
          Modern  Art, Kamakura, Japan      
2001   Imagine, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2001   Love at first Sight - The Vera, Sylvia, and Arturo Schwarz Collection, 
          Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator Amitai Mendelsohn
2001   Bringing Life to Color, Penguins project, CreoScitex, Israel
2006   Salut!, Jerusalem Theatre, Israel
2008   Signatorius, Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv

Prizes and Awards:
1960 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship
1961 Sainsbury Scholarship, London
1967 First Prize For Sculpture, 5th Paris Biennale
1978 Sandberg Prize, The Israeli Museum, Jerusalem
1981 The Eugene Kolb Prize For Israeli Graphic Art, the Tel Aviv Museum
Prize of the Jury, Norwegian International Print Biennale, Fredrikstad
1984 The Mendel Pundik Fund Prize For Israeli Art
1995 The Israel Prize for Plastic Arts
2002 Honorary Fellowship Award, Tel Aviv Museum


Original works by Menashe Kadishman can be found at the Engel Galleries Israeli art collection.


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