Menashe Kadishman was born in 1932 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Kadishman is an Israeli sculptor and painter. In the years 1947-1950 he studied at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv and in 1954 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. Kadishman is most known for his beautiful metal and iron large-scale simplistic urban sculptures. He is inspired by biblical stores such as the Sacrifice of Itzhak, which are creatively transformed to new narratives.
Over the last forty years he has had numerous exhibitions across the world in museums and leading international galleries. He represented Israel at the Venice Biennale in 1978 when he created for the Israeli pavilion a herd of blue metal sheep.
In 1995 he won Israelís most honorary prize, the Israel Price for Plastic Arts, which was added to a long list of prizes he won previously. His works are in collections of renowned museums across the world.