Collection: Menashe Kadishman

Born in Tel Aviv in 1932. An 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.