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Around Jewish Art
Group : 9 entries PART IV 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.
Ofer, Ilana Birth - Death : 1931- Nationality : Israeli
Painter and sculptor. Ilana Ofer studied at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and at the Academy in Rome before learning ceramic techniques in Faenza.
Ofer, Itzhak Birth - Death : 1910-? Nationality : Polish then Israeli
Sculptor. Ofer produced abstract pieces mainly.
Oppenheim, Dennis Birth - Death : 1938- Nationality : American
Based in New York in 1967, Oppenheim worked as a painter and sculptor. Specialized in conceptual, minimal and body art, he took part in many exhibitions in the U.S, in Europe, in Israel and in Japan. Until 1967 he produced Minimal works and then became an exponent of Land' art using large areas to create artistic installations. He also went on to create installations animated with puppets and objects or strange factories with geometric elements. At the end of the 1980,s Oppenheim produced his “Virus” series composed with baroque assemblages in steel, wood, stone or rubber, which exhaled his inclination to tackle all possible experimentations.
Oppenheimer, Viktor Birth - Death : 1877-? Nationality : German
Oppenheimer worked as a sculptor in Brunn and notably produced medals as well as metal relief works.
Oppler, Alexander Birth - Death : 1869-? Nationality : German
Oppler studied sculpture in Munich, Paris and Brussels before working in Berlin. He notably exhibited his works, mainly portrait busts, in Paris.
Or-Ner, Dov Birth - Death : 1927- Nationality : French then Israeli
Sculptor. Or-Ner immigrated to Israel in 1952.
Oren, Yaffa Birth - Death : Active during the second half of the 20th Century Nationality : Israeli
Orion, Ezra Birth - Death : 1934- Nationality : Israeli
Orion studied sculpture at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem in 1952 and at the Saint Martin's School of Art in London between 1964 and 1967.
Orloff, Orlov Chana Birth - Death : 1888-1968 Nationality : Russian then French
Chana Orloff left Russia in 1904 and went to Jaffa before settling in 1910 in France, where she met many artists in Montparnasse and married the poet Ary Justman. She studied sculpture at the Russian Academy in Montparnasse as well as at the School of Decorative Arts and befriended Modigliani, Soutine, Pascin, Zadkine, Lipchitz and Chagall. Much influenced by Cubism she took part in the Salon d'Automne in 1913 and exhibited her works several times in Paris. Chana Orloff also showed her sculptures in the U.S in 1928 and had an entire room devoted to her works in the Petit Palais in 1937 in Paris. She fled to Switzerland during the Second World War and came back to France in 1945. Orloff died in Tel Aviv while preparing a new exhibition.