Igael Tumarkin

Igael Tumarkin (b. 1933, Germany) is one of Israel’s most important painters and sculptors, famous not only for his art but also for his outspoken leftist position. His sculptures, mostly done in iron, usually represent symbols and outcomes of war and violence that are integrated in a context of vulnerability and human compassion. Tumarkin forms fascinating connections between western culture and the heart of the Middle East. Despite an abundance of outdoor sculptures and commemoration monuments, and his status as a leading local artist, Tumarkin is not considered part of the consensus and has remained a controversial figure. He represented Israel at the 1964 Venice Biennial and was the recipient of the Israel Prize in 2004.

Related exhibitions: The Towering Inferno, Prima Facie

Igael Tumarkin , La Question Armenienne n’existe Plus, 1983, Gouache, photograph and collage on paper

Igael Tumarkin, Angelous Nouvous, 1989, crayon and graphite on paper

Igael Tumarkin, Yona Wallach, 2000, Hand colored print

Igael Tumarkin, Portrait of the artist as a young warrior, 1965-66, Bronze

Igael Tumarkin, Mubelhaus, 1965, Oil, and mixed media on cardboard

Igael Tumarkin, The Chinese Farm, 1973 Hand colored print

Igael Tumarkin, He Walked Through the Fields, 1966, Bronze

Igael Tumarkin, Mitat Sdom (Bed of Sodom), 1961 – 1965, Iron, Wood and Polymer painted in Oil and Industrial Paint on Wood Panel

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