Tumarkin, Igael, Germany, 1933
Igael Tumarkin, Sculptor, and Painter, Theoritican and Stage Designer as well. Tumarkin was born in 1933, Dresden, Germany and immigrated in 1935.
Studies: 1954 with Rudi Lehman, Ein Hod. 1955-57 Worked as stage-designer for the "Berliner Ensemble" with Bertholdt Brecht. 1957-1957 Sculpted in The Netherlands, Germany and Paris, and became close to the Dada artists of Europe. 1961 Moved back to Israel.
Prizes: 1963 First Prize for Memoria of "Choulikat";1968 Sandberg Prize, Israel Museum, Jerusalem; 1968 First Prize for Memorial to Sailors, Haifa; 1971 First Prize for Memorial for "Holocaust and Resurrection", Tel Aviv; 1978 First Prize in the Bianale for Drawing, Reike; 1984 Reward from the President of the Italian Republic; 1992 August Rodin Prize, The International Sculpture Competition of the Open Museum, Hakone, Japan, for his sculpture Macht Arbeit Frei; 1997 Reward of Excellence, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany; 1998 Sussman Prize, Vienna; 2004 Israel Prize for Sculpture.
Repertoire of over 80 outdoor sculptures around the world.
Tomarkin frequently exhibits in Israel and in Europe and the U.S.A. He gained international recognition. His art involves harsh political statements, what made him a very contrversial artist, but at the same time, one of the most domminant figures in modern Israeli art.