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Yigal Tumarkin

Yigal Tumarkin is an Israeli sculptor and painter. He was born in 1933 in Germany. He immigrated to Israel in 1935 and served in the Navy and in the Jewish paramilitary organization (the Haganah). In 1954 he studied in the artists’ village of Ein Hod with sculptor Rudi Lehman. With clear European and Dadaism influences- Tumarkin became known for his assemblage works, which won him a worldwide artistic reputation. In the 1970's Tumarkin abandoned this style and focused on creating spatial compositions, which were influenced by several elements such as land art and other conceptual approaches. During his artistic career, he has created hundreds of sculptures and works around the world. Tumarkin is a winner of the Israel Prize (2004), along many other awards and prizes.

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