Menashe Kadishman
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, Bethlehem 1988 Menashe Kadishman, Opferung Isaaks, Kammermusiksaal, Berlin 1989 Gallery Heyram-Semler, Paris 1990 Menashe Kadishman- Small Sculpture, Nohra Haime Gallery, New-York 1990 Birth and Other Sculptures- 1988-1990, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 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 Kitagawa) 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
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