Menashe Kadishman, Israeli (1932 - 2015)

 (b Tel Aviv, 1932). Israeli sculptor and painter. From 1947 to 1950 he studied with the Israeli sculptor Moshe Sternschuss (b 1905) at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv and in 1954 with the Israeli sculptor Rudi Lehmann (1903-77) in Jerusalem. In 1959 he moved to London, studying there until 1962. He remained in London until 1972 and 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 construction, as in Suspense (1966; Jerusalem, Israel Museum.), or by using glass and metal so that the metal appeared unsupported, as in Segments (1968; New York, MOMA), and the glass allowed the environment to be part of the work

1932 Born in Tel Aviv
1947-50 Studies with the sculptor Moshe Sternschuss
1954 Studies with the sculptor Rudi Lehmann
1959-60 St. Martin's School of Art and Slade School of Art, London. Studies with Anthony Caro, Reg Butler
1972 Returns to Israel. Lives in Tel Aviv

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

Selected one man exhibitions


1965 Kadishman, Sculptures - Grosvenor Gallery, London. Curator Charles Spencer
Harlow Arts Festival - Harlow, England
1967 Dunkelman Gallery, Toronto
1968 Edinburgh International Festival - Goldbergs & The Richard Demarco Gallery


1970 Menashe Kadishman / Yellow Forest - Jewish Museum, New York. Cur. Tejas Englesmith, asso. curator Edward Fry
1971 The J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
1972 Menashe Kadishman, Concepts and their realization - Mus. Haus Lange, Krefeld. Cur. Paul Wember
Yellow Square, Valley of the Cross, Jerusalem
1975 Canvas Forest/Laundry - Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator Yona Fisher
Menashe Kadishman : Glass - Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1976 M. Kadishman : Glass - Rina Gallery, New York
1977 Unicorn Gallery, Copenhagen
1978 The Venice Biennale, The Israeli Pavilion. Curator Amnon Barzel
1979 The Kadishman Connection - Israel Mus., Jerusalem. Curators Stephanie Rachum, Nurit Shilo-Cohen


Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv
1981 Argaman Gallery, Tel Aviv
The Yellow Sheep and the Metal Grove 1956-81 - University of Haifa Art Gallery. Cur. Ilana Ortar
Kadishman : Paintings 1979-1981 - Tel Aviv Museum. Curator Sara Breitberg-Semel
1982 Kadishman 1982 - Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
Sara Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem
Art 13’82, International Art Fair, Basel (by Goldman Gallery)
1983 Mulenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
International Art Fair, Chicago (by Goldman Gallery)
1984 Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
Gallery 99, Miami
Gallerie Fabien Boulakia, Paris
1985 Kadishman - Tatrama Gallery, Tel Aviv
Sacrifice of Isaac - Sculpture and Painting, Jewish Mus., New York. Cur. Susan Goodman. Txts Amnon Barzel, Edward Fry, Nathan Zach
Sacrifice of Isaac - 18th Biennale of Sao Paulo. Curator Amnon Barzel
Kadishman - P.B.Van Voorst Van Beest Gallery, The Hague, Holland
1986 Kadishman - De Beyerd Centre for Contemporary Art, Breda. Curator Frank Tiesing; The Sculpture Garden, Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem. Curator Liesbeth Brandt-Corstitius; Delta Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland
1987 Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
Myth transformed : Painting and Monumental Sculpture of Menashe Kadishman - Tel Aviv Museum. Curator Edward Fry
Sculpture - 'The sacrifice of Isaac', Tel Aviv Museum Plaza
1988 Menashe Kadishman Paintings - Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Penn. Cur. Ricardo Viera
Menashe Kadishman, Opferung Isaaks - Kammermusiksaal, Berlin. Curator Julie Mamon Die Opferung Isaaks Gouachen - Kniestedter Kirche, Stadt Museum, Salzgitter, Germany
1988-89Menashe Kadishman New Sculpture and Painting - Nohra Haime Gallery, New York. text by Ed Fry
1989 FIAC 89 - Galerie Heyram-Mabel Semmler, Paris


1990 Menashe Kadishman 1990 - Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
Menashe Kadishman, Small Sculpture - Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
Birth and Other Sculptures, 1988-1990 - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Cur. Yigal Zalmona
Menashe Kadishman “Schapen kijken ons aan” - Galerie Kadans, Haag, Holland
1992 Sculpture and Drawings - Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Menashe Kadishman - Model and Language - The New Workshop for Arts’ Ramat Eliahu, Rishon Le Zion Municipality, Israel. text: Ami Schteinitz
1993 Hans Mayer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
1994 Luce Del Mattino -History and Nature/ The Gori Collection - Fattoria di Celle / Spazi d’Arte, Pistoia, Italy
Menashe Kdishman Curated by Hilgemann - Gallery Art Affairs, Amsterdam, Holland
Faret Tachikawa Art Project, Art Front Hillside Gallery, Tokyo. Curator Fram Kitagawa. Txt Pierre Restany
Drawing - Sculpture - Haifa Auditorium, Haifa Municipality. Curator Irit Miller
Floor sculpture - Antin Square, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University
Menashe Kadishman Memories from Venice -Art Focus, Mahanaim Gallery, Israel
1995 Menashe Kadishman Drawings and Sculptures - Artists House, Tel Aviv. Curator Irit Miller Menashe Kadishman - Julie M. Gallery
Kadishman in Galilee - The Israeli Art Galleries - Cabri - Lochamei Hagetaot - Metzuba - Rosh Hanikra, Israel. Cur. Noa Melamed, Rivka Sinai, Kerni Am-Ad, Drora Dekel
1996 Menashe Kadishman - Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Curator Fram Kitagawa. txt Pierre Restany
Menashe Kadishman, /Nachshon Gallery, /Kibutz Nachshon. Curator: Yael Keini
1997 Shalechet- Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
Lea Nikel, Paintings / Menashe Kadishman, drawings and Sculptures - Beersheba Visual Art Center. Curator Haim Maor
Lea Nikel, Painting / Menashe Kadishman, Sketching & Sculpting - The Gallery on the Cliff, Netanya. Curator Iris Kritzman
Abblätterung - Affoliation - Shalechet - Hans Mayer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
The Herd - National Art Gallery of China, Beijing. On behalf of Ora Namir
Valley of Sadness - Tal der Traurigkeit - Dominican Cloister, Braunschweig, Germany
1998 Menashe Kadishman-Shalechet - Gallery Art Affairs, Amsterdam
De Beyerd, Breda, Holland. Curator Frank Tiesing
Valley of Sadness -Roemer und Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim, Germany
The Herd - Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
The Herd - Guan Shanyue Museum of Art, Shenzen, China
The Herd - National Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand. Curator Iris Kritzman
Menashe Kadishman - Shalechet - Austellungraum Hans Mayer, Berlin
Menashe Kadishman - Image 1978-98- The Different Gallery, Tel-Aviv. Cur. Reviva Regev
1999 Sculpture 'Der Kuss' - Strasse der Sculpturen Paris-Moskow, Skulpturenweg Salzgitter-Bad & Braunschwig Cloister, Germany. Curator Gerd Winner
Shalechet - Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany. Curator Ulrich Schneider
Homage to Bela and Ben Zion Kadishman, Beit Ouri and Rami Nechustan Museum, Kibutz Sdot Yaacov Meouhad, Israel. Curators Aviva Meromi, Ruth Shadmon
The Herd - Menashe Kadishman - Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Painting Peace For 'The Sons of Abraham' - Givatayim Theatre, Tel Aviv. Curator Doron Polak Sculpture 'Scream' - Lola Beer Ebner Sculpture Garden, Tel Aviv Museum of Art


2000 De Kudde - The Flock - Vleeshal, Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem, Holland. Curator Mabel Hoogendonk
Installation 'Morning Light' - Savonlinna Fortress, Helsinki, Finland
The Herd - Ahouzat Bait Gallery, Raanana, Israel. Curator Bettine Amir
Sculpture 'Birds’, Shiba Hospital, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Avraham Binder / Menashe Kadishman Homage to the artist - Artists House, Tel Aviv. Cur. Hanna Kopler
2001 Menashe Kadishman - Herd” - Beit Kener, Rishon Lezion, Israel. Curator Lea Topler Sculpture - The Family Plaza, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
Sculpture 'My Silent Brother’, Memorial to Amir Meir- Raanana, Israel
Sculpture ‘Motherland Landscape’ - Bank Hapoalim, Kikar Rabin, Tel-Aviv
Permanent installation ‘Shalechet’ - Jewish Museum, Berlin
2002 Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
Menashe Kadishman - Women, The New Gallery Avni Institute,Tel-Aviv. Curator: Galia Yahav
Menashe Kadishman ‘in the Valley of Sorrow’ - Kibutz Gallery Rosh Hanikra, Kibutz Lohamei Hagetaot Gallery, Israel. Curators Rivka Sinai, Tova Haverdi
Kadishman in White - The Gallery of the Art Workshop, Yavne. Cur: Irit Levin,Doron Pollack
The Herd - Okashi Museum of Art, old Acre, Israel. Curator Rachel Zemer
2003 Kadishman’s Herd in the Carmel - Hamud Elkara Gallery, Daliat Al Carmel, Israel. Curator Iris Kritzman
Menashe Kadishman Moledet Motherland - Galerie im Prediger Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany. Curator Gabriele Holthuis
Drawings for the book “You Should Ring Twice”, by Natan Alterman, The Holon Theatre Gallery, Holon
2005 Kadishman Returns to the Valley - The Municipal Gallery Afula. Curator Shila Dvor Casdi
Menashe Kadishman - Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curator Mordechai Omer
Menashe Kadishman / Prints - The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators Mordechai Omer, Irit Tal
2006 Sculpture - Ramat Gan
Menashe Kadishman - Art Gallery Hamud Al-Kara, Daliat el Carmel. Curator Zvika Israel
Beit Gabriel, Kinneret, Israel. Curator Gideon Efrat
Sculptures from the Storage - Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Rachel Sukman

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