Menachem Kadishman

Menashe Kadishman was born in 1932 in Tel Aviv (Israel). In the 1940s – 50s learned as a sculptor in Israel. In youth between 1950 and 1953 worked as a shepherd in the kibbutz and this experience of communication with nature had a considerable impact on his creativity later on.

In 1959 he went to England where he continued training at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and at Slade School of Fine Art in London university. Since 1972 the artist was lived and worked in Israel. He died in 2015.

Participant of more than a hundred of personal exhibitions worldwide.


"Portraits" by with Menashe Kadishman have a rare beauty of color schemes. From the 1970s years the image of a sheep became a keynote of the artist’s creativity. Trustfully opened eyes are full of mildness and light shrill grief. Always unique these animals became a touching symbol of purity and innocence.