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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
1981    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
1981     Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv
1983     Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
1983     ICC, Antwerp, Belgium
1984     Fabien Booulakia, Paris
1984     The Jewish Museum, New York
1986      De Beyerd, Centre of Contemporary Art, Breda, The Netherlands
1986      Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem, The Netherlands: Installation
1987      The Tel Aviv Museum, Myth Transformed: Painting and Monumental
1987      Sculpture of Menashe Kadishman, Tel Aviv
1988      Kammermusiksaal, Menashe Kadishman: Sacrifice of Isaac, Berlin, Germany
1988      Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
1988-89 Kniestedter Kirche Stadtmuseum, Salzgitterbad, Germany
1990      Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1994      Giuliano Gori, Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia, Italy


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