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Sculptors and medallists
Probably because of a reference in the Bible to Abraham destroying statues of pagan gods, Jewish artists refrained from producing sculptures representing humans until at least the 19th Century. It was only after 1880, when many Jews benefited from the emancipation process in Central and Eastern Europe that they felt inclined to turn to this form of art.Many Jewish artists worked as sculptors during the 19th and 20th Century, some of them became quite famous like Chana Orlov, Jacques Lipchitz, Elie Nadelman or Jacob Epstein among others.
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Kadish, Reuben
Birth - Death : 1913-1992
Nationality : Lithuanian then American
Painter, sculptor and lithographer. See Painters' section
Kadishman, Menashe
Birth - Death : 1932-
Nationality : Israeli
Kadishman studied art in Tel Aviv and in London until 1960 and worked mainly as a sculptor. He was awarded the Sandberg Prize in 1978 and took part in many exhibitions in Israel and abroad.
Kafri, Daniel
Birth - Death : 1945-
Nationality : Czechoslovakian then Israeli
Kafri immigrated to Israel in 1949 and studied art at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Considered as one of the most important Israeli sculptors, he has been much inspired by the old traditions of the Jewish people and the Bible.
Kagan, Shirley
Birth - Death : Active from the last quarter of the 20th Century
Nationality : American
Kagan has produced Judaic artifacts, including a Torah pointer in silver, amethyst and ebony now exhibited in the Jewish Museum in New York.
Kahn, Tobi
Birth - Death : 1952-
Nationality : American
Kahn has been producing painted wood shrines.
Kahna (Gueler), Dina
Birth - Death : 1948-
Nationality : Israeli
Sculptor. Kahna studied at the Bezalel Academy between 1969 and 1973.
Kalish, Max
Birth - Death : 1891-1945
Nationality : Polish then American
Kalish studied art in Cleveland, at the National Academy in New York and then at the Academie Colarossi and the School of Beaux-Arts in Paris and returned to the U.S in 1913. Kalish produced marble works and sculptures representing workers.
Kallos, Ede
Birth - Death : 1866-1950
Nationality : Hungarian
Sculptor. Kallos studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Budapest and with Henri Chapu in Paris, where he exhibited his works at the 1900 Universal Exhibition.
Kann, Frederick
Birth - Death : 1884-?
Nationality : Czech then American
Kann became an American citizen in 1910. He worked as an abstract painter and also as a sculptor.
Kann, Leon
Birth - Death : 19th-20th Century
Nationality : French
Kann exhibited his sculptures at the Salon des Artistes Francais of which he became a permanent member in 1904.
Kaplan, Michel
Birth - Death : 19th - 20th Century
Nationality : Ukrainian
Kaplan studied sculpture in Odessa and later settled in Paris.
Kara, Michael
Birth - Death : 1885-?
Nationality : Hungarian then Israeli
Kara studied at the Academy in Budapest and in Florence. He then lived in Budapest, in Rumania between 1922 and 1936 and in Yugoslavia until 1946 before settling in Tel Aviv.
Karavan, Dani
Birth - Death : 1930-
Nationality : Israeli
Karavan studied art under Avni, Stematsky, Streichman and Marcel Janco and at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem with Ardon. He then completed his studies in Florence as well as at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris and took part in many exhibitions in Israel, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Paris, and Holland. He became known as a leading international environmental artist whose works are of a symbolic and architectural nature. His major works can be seen in Israel, Paris, Spain, Japan and in Germany. Karavan was awarded the Premium Imperial Prize in Japan together with Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Attenborough and Sophia Govidulina in 1998.
Karfunkel or Garfunkel
Birth - Death : Active during the early 19th Century
Nationality : German
Karfunkel produced medals during his career.
Kassak, Lajos
Birth - Death : 1887-1967
Nationality : Hungarian
See Painters' section.
Katz, Shmuel
Birth - Death : 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Sculptor and graphic artist.
Katzenstein, Uri
Birth - Death : 1951-
Nationality : Israeli
Katzenstein studied at the Avni Institute between 1971 and 1972 before producing sculptures and installations.
Katzfir, Nili
Birth - Death : Active from the second half of the 20th Century
Nationality : Israeli
Nili Katzfir has been teaching sculpture in Israel.
Kaufmann, Hugo
Birth - Death : 1868-1919
Nationality : German
Kaufmann studied art at the Academy of Hanau, at the Stadel Institute of Frankfurt in 1885 and under von Ruemann at the Academy of Munich in 1888. Kaufmann then worked in Munich and in Berlin, where he taught at the Academy and exhibited some of his works at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1900.
Kaz, Nathaniel
Birth - Death : 1917-
Nationality : American
Sculptor. Katz studied at the Art Students League and under Cashwan and Ahron Ben-Shmuel in New York.
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