Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing sculpture and paintings by Yitzhak Danziger. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

Yitzhak Danziger was born in Berlin, Germany in 1916 to a bourgeois Zionist family. His father was a surgeon and served in the German Army during World War I.

 

The family immigrated to then Palestine in 1923, upon the opening of the borders by the British, and settled in Jerusalem. Danziger received private art lessons while in Jerusalem, but his art training didn’t start in earnest until attending the Slade School of Fine Art in England from 1934 to 1937. He was influenced by his visits to the British Museum, the Anthropological Museum and the art from Ancient EgyptAssyriaBabylonPersia, India and Oceania and Africa. His time spent studying sculptures at these institutions would prove extremely influential in the subsequent years.

 

Danziger returned to Tel Aviv in 1938 where he opened a sculpture studio. It was during this period that the artist created the infamous sculpture “Nimrod”, which drew inspiration from the ancient Egyptian works he studied back in England. The sculpture depicted a naked hunter, Nimrod, with a sword close to his body and a falcon sitting on his shoulder. The controversy surrounding the sculpture came from objecting religious circles. The objections from these groups ultimately subsided over time as the sculpture is now widely considered a modern masterpiece of Israeli Art.

 

Danziger received many notable prizes and commissions during his long career including the Dizengoff Prize in 1945, The Sandberg Prize in 1969, as well as a commission for a monumental sculpture for the Olympic games in Mexico City.

 

Yitzhak Danziger died in Israel in 1977.

 

 

Awards

1945, the Dizengoff Prize for Sculpture.
1958 Milo Club Award, Kiryat Ono Monument Prize, Tel Aviv
1968, the Israel Prize, in sculpture.
1969, Sandberg Prize, in sculpture, Israel Museum of Jerusalem