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Menashe Kadishman

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Menashe Kadishman (August 21, 1932 - May 8, 2015) was an Israeli sculptor and painter.


Kadishman artworks are presented in central locations in Israel, such as Habima Square and his paintings can be found in many different galleries in Israel. He is most famous for his metallic sculptures and colorful sheep paintings.


Menashe Kadishman was born in the British Mandate Palestine in 1932. His father, who was a pioneer, died when Kadishman was 15 years old. The young Menashe left school to help his mother with housework and to earn money.


From 1947 to 1950, Kadishman studied with the Israeli sculptor Moshe Sternschuss at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, and in 1954 with the Israeli sculptor Rudi Lehmann in Jerusalem. In 1959, he moved to London, where he attended Saint Martin's School of Art and the Slade School of Art. During 1959 and 1960 he also studied with Anthony Caro and Reg Butler. He remained there until 1972; he had his first one-man show there in 1965 at the Grosvenor Gallery. His sculptures of the 1960s were Minimalist in style, and so designed as to appear to defy gravity. This was achieved either through careful balance and constructionor by using glass and metal so that the metal appeared unsupported. The glass allowed the environment to be part of the work. Kadishman lived and created in his house in the city center of Tel Aviv. 


On May 8, 2015, Menashe Kadishman died after he was hospitalized at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.





1932 Born in Tel Aviv, Israel
1950-53 Works as a shepherd in Kibbutz Ma'ayan Baruch and Kibbutz Yizreel
1959 Moves to London
1972 Moves back to Tel Aviv



1947-50 Studies with sculptor Moshe Sternschuss, Avni Institute, Tel Aviv
1954 Studies with sculptor Rudi Lehman, Jerusalem
1959-61 St. Martin's School of Art, London
1961-62 Slade School of Art, University of London



Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Bass Museum, Miami, FL
Buhsnami Sculpture Garden, Burton, TX
Centro d'Arte Contemporaneo, Prato, Italy
City of Tel Aviv, Israel
City of Breda, The Netherlands
City of Kirchheim, West Germany
City of Seoul (Olympic Park), South Korea
City of Toronto, Canada
Columbia University, New York
Ein Herod Museum, Yizre'el Valley, Israel
Faret Tachikawa, City of Tachikawa, Japan
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Heichal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hirshhorm Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jewish Museum, New York
Lehigh University, Allentown, PA
Louisiana Museum, Denmark
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama
Museo de Bellas Artes, Montevideo, Uruguay
Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, West Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, Munich, West Germany
Museum of Modern Art, Skopje, Yugoslavia
Open Air Sculpture, Kirchheim, West Germany
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbinical Seminary, Cincinnati, OH
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Tate Gallery, London
Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Wilhelm-Lehmbruk Museum, Duisburg, West Germany




1960 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship
1961 Sainsbury Scholarship, London
1967 First Prize for Sculpture, 5th Paris Biennale
1978 Sandberg Prize, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1981 The Eugen Kolb Prize, The Tel Aviv Museum
Prize of the Jury, Norwegian International Print Biennale, Fredrickstad
1984 The Pundik Prize, The Tel Aviv Museum
1989 King Solomon Award, America-Israel Foundation, New York



1965 Harlow Arts Festival, Harlow, England
1970 The Jewish Museum, New York
1972 Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, West Germany
1975 Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
1978 Venice Biennale, Venice
1979 Israel Museum, Jerusalem: The Kadishman Connection
1981 University of Haifa Art Gallery, Haifa, Israel
Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv
1983 Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
ICC, Antwerp, Belgium
Fabien Booulakia, Paris
The Jewish Museum, New York
1986 De Beyerd, Centre of Contemporary Art, Breda, The Netherlands
Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem, The Netherlands: Installation
1987 The Tel Aviv Museum, Myth Transformed: Painting and Monumental
Sculpture of Menashe Kadishman, Tel Aviv
1988 Kammermusiksaal, Menashe Kadishman: Sacrifice of Isaac, Berlin, Germany
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
1988-9 Kniestedter Kirche Stadtmuseum, Salzgitterbad, Germany
1990 Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1994 Giuliano Gori, Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia, Italy



1980 International Sculpture Symposium, Washington, D.C.
Contemporary Art Meeting, Tel Hai, Israel
The Israel Museum, Borders, Jerusalem
David's Tower, The Jerusalem City Museum, Jerusalem the Israeli
Printmaker, Jerusalem
1981 Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Young Art from Israel, Hoevekodden, Norway
ART 12, International Art Fair, Basel
Tate Gallery, Landscape: The Printmaker's View, London
1983 Environmental project at 'Tel Hai 83-Contemporary Art Meeting,' Upper
Galilee, Israel
Storm King Art Center, New York
1984 Israel Museum, Here and Now, Jerusalem
Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museum of Art, Art in Israel, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Israel Museum, 80 Years of Sculpture in Israel, Jerusalem
International Cultural Centrum/ICC, Antwerp
1985 Tel Aviv Museum, Two Years: 1982-84 Tel Aviv, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv
Ha Tira Museum, Crossing the Border, Kibbutz Ga'ash
18th Biennale of Sao Paulo
Israel Museum, Milestones in Israeli Art, Jerusalem
Eilat in Israel, Eilat Museum
Hebrew University, Unhidden Treasures, Mount Scoupus, Jerusalem
Israel: Best of Israeli Printmakers
1986 Tel Aviv Museum, The Want of Matter - A Quality in Israeli Art, Tel
Tel Aviv Museum, Print into Print, Tel Aviv
Port of History Museum, The Concerned Eye, Six Artists, Philadelphia, PA
Janco Museum, Ein Hod, The Netherlands
1988 Brigitte Wagner, Bonn, West Germany
Nohra Haime Gallery, Small Sculpture, New York
Open Air Museum, Tefen, Israel
Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel
Brooklyn Museum, 40 Israeli Artists, Brooklyn, NY
Olympic Sculpture Garden, Seoul, South Korea
1989 The Jewish Museum, In the Shadow of Conflict: Israeli Art 1980-1989,
New York Central Park, Noah's Art, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, From Drawing into Sculpture, Philadelphia, PA
Salon de Mars, Nohra Haime Gallery, Paris
Barbican Center, Chagall to Kitaj-The Jewish in Twentieth Century Art, London
1991 Art Miami, Nohra Haime Gallery, Miami, FL
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Art in Israel Today, Detroit, MI
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, 40 Israeli Artists traveling exhibition throughout Japan: Tokyo & Fukoaka
Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Miniature-Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1993 The Art Show (Art Dealers Association of America), New York
1995 Stedelijk Museum, Couplet, Amsterdam, Holland
Israel Museum, Rita and Arturo Schwartz Collection