Israel Hershberg

Biography



 

General

  • 2000Artist-in-Residence, International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria, Italy

  • 1998 - 2013The Jerusalem Studio School, Director and Master Class Instructor

  • 1984Returned to Israel

  • 1983 - 1984New York Academy of Art, Instructor of Painting

  • 1973Master of Fine Arts, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York

  • 1973 - 1983Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, Instructor in painting and drawing

  • 1972Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

  • 1970 - 1975Studied and copied old master paintings in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, U.S.

  • 1966 - 1968Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, New York

  • 1958Emigrated to the U.S.

  • 1949Emigrated to Israel

  • 1948Born on November 7th in a displaced persons camp in Linz, Austria

Awards

  • 1997Isracard Prize for Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • 1991Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem , Israel

  • 1978Ford Foundation Grant, Ford Foundation, New York, New York, United States

  • 1967St. Gauden’s Medal for Drawing, City of New York, New York, NY, United States

Medals

  • 1968The Alexander Medal for Highest Honors in Art, the City of New York, New York, NY, United States

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012Fields of Vision: Landscapes by Israel Hershberg, The Israel Museum , Jerusalem , Israel.

  • 2009Israel Hershberg: From Afar, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, United States.

  • 2003 Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States.

  • 2003 Forum Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

  • 2002Tree Portraits, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 2001Tree Portraits, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

  • 1998As a Passing Shadow, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

  • 1997Israel Hershberg: Recent Work, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

  • 1983 New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, United States.

  • 1975 Jacob’s Ladder Gallery, Washington, D.C., United States.

  • 1973Thesis Exhibition, State University Art Gallery, State University of New York At Albany, Albany, NY, United States.

  • 1971 Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

  • 1970 Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, NY, United States.

  • 1970 Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2008Shanghai Art Fair 2008, Shanghai Art Fair 2008, Shanghai, China.

  • 2007Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

  • 2005Landscape, Cityscape, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

  • 2005Objects and Compassion, Gallery 33, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 2003Transforming the Commonplace, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania , United States.

  • 2003Louis Cane, Israel Hershberg, Hunt Slonem, Marlborough Gallery Monaco; Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, United States.

  • 2001Love at First Sight, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

  • 2000Elogio de lo Visible, Galeria Marlborough, Madrid, Spain.

  • 1998After Rabin, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, United States.

  • 1996Four Realist Painters, University of Haifa , Haifa, Israel.

  • 1996Portraits, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 1994Art Focus, Contemporary Israeli Artists Facing Reality, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel.

  • 1992Painting the Seen, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

  • 1991Israeli Art Now - An Extensive Presentation, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 1990The Art of Describing: Homage and Appropriation, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

  • 1990Connections, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

  • 1990Israelische Kunst um 1990, Dusseldorf Municipal Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany. Traveled to Central House of Artists, Moscow;and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

  • 1989Painting from Nature (Tsiur min ha Teva), Smilanski Cultural Center, Rehovot, Israel.

  • 1988Upon One of the Mountains, Genia Schreiber Gallery; Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 1977Hawthorne and his Circle, Harbor Gallery, Long Island, NY, United States.

  • 1976Foreign Influence - American Artists Born Abroad, Hannah Moore Academy, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

  • 1976The Painterly Vision, Dinock Gallery; George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States.

  • 1976The Landscape, Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

  • 1974A Sense of Place - The Artist and the American Land, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Traveled to Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska; Arts Alliance, Kansas City, Kansas

  • 1974Current Trends in American Art, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., United States.

  • 1974Israel Hershberg and Paul Russotto, Jacobs Ladder Gallery, Washington, D.C., United States.

  • 1973 Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

  • 1973 - 1983Faculty Exhibitions, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

  • 1972 Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

  • 1971 Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

  • 1970 Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

Public Collections

  • The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, United States

  • Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Lectures

  • 2004Israel Hershberg On Paintings That Make Him Cry- Epiphanies and Burning Ambitions, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

  • 2004Israel Hershberg On Paintings That Make Him Cry- Epiphanies and Burning Ambitions, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

  • 2004Lecture, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

  • 2004Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

  • 2003Visiting Critic, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

  • 2003Lecture, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

  • 2001Lecture, New York Studio School, New York, New York, United States

  • 1999Lecture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Catalogues and Monographs

  • 2009Marlborough Inc.. Israel Hershberg: From Afar. New York: Marlborough Chelsea.

  • 2001Schwarz, Arturo. Love at First Sight. Jerusalem: The Vero, Silvia, and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art, The Israel Museum .

  • 2001Omer, Mordechai. "Tree Portraits" . New York : Marlborough Gallery.

  • 2000Marlborough Madrid. Elogio de lo Visible. Madrid: Marlborough Madrid.

  • 1998Grobman, Michail. Upon One of the Mountains- Jerusalem in Israeli Art . Tel Aviv: The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery .

  • 1998Furer, Roni. Israeli Painting- From Post-Impressionism to Post-Zionism. New York: The Elephant's Eye.

  • 1998Goodman, Susan . After Rabin- New Art from Israel. New York: The Jewish Museum.

  • 1997Zalmona, Yigal. As A Passing Shadow . New York: Marlborough Gallery. The catalog was produced in conjunction with the exhibition "Israel Hershberg" at Marlborough Gallery, NY.

  • 1997N/A. Israel Hershberg. New York: Marlborough Gallery; The Israel Museum.

  • 1996Reshef, Eran. Portraits. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

  • 1996Aval, Avishay. Four Realist Painters (“Arba Tzayarim Realistim”). Haifa: University of Haifa.

  • 1991LeVitte-Harten, Doreet. Israelische Kunst um 1990 (Israeli Art Around 1990). Dusseldorf: Köln : DuMont.

  • 1990LeVitte-Harten, Doreet. Israelische Kunst um 1990 (Israeli Art Around 1990). Dusseldorf: Stadtische Kunsthalle.

  • 1988Omer, Mordechai. Upon One of the Mountains: Jerusalem in Israeli Art. Tel Aviv: The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery.

  • 1978Newsom, Barbara. The Art Museum as Educator. Berkeley : University of California Press.

Books and Articles by the Artist

  • 1998Hershberg, Israel. Any Connection Between Me and the Article is Completely Incidental. p. 3

Interviews

  • 2003Desheh-Gatanio, Ronit "“Art School” (“Beit Sefer L’Tziur”, in Hebrew)." Siah Leili, Channel 33, June 07, 2003

  • 2003Hershberg "Tree Portraits: Interview with Israel Hershberg." Israel Radio, March 08, 2002

  • 2002Feinholtz, Noam "Tree Portraits: Interview with Israel Hershberg on his Exhibition in Tel Aviv Museum." Galei Zahal, January 28, 2002

  • 1998Ben Ze'ev, Amnon "This Is the Picture (“Tmunat Matzav”, in Hebrew)." Channels 9 and 25

  • 1997Alef, Reshet "Interview with Yigal Zalmona and Israel Hershberg." Kol Israel, November 21, 1997

Bibliography

  • 2013Seed, John. "Israel Hershberg: Fields of Vision at the Israel Museum." The Huffington Post, January 14, 2013

  • 2012Anonymous. "Four new exhibitions at the Israel Museum showcase wide range of styles and media." ArtDaily, December 20, 2012

  • 2011Seed, John. "Robert Hughes and the Warhol Faultline: Where Do You Stand?." Huffington Post, June 29, 2011

  • 2011Staff. "Ninety Years of Israeli Art from the 1920's till Today at Bonhams in London." Art Daily, May 09, 2011

  • 2009Art Daily. "Intimate Oils by Israel Hershberg at His First Show at Marlborough in Eight Years." Art Daily , September 10, 2009

  • 2004Mularkey, Maureen. "Gallery Going." The New York Sun, August 26, 2004 Review of Hershberg's exhibition "Contemporary Landscapes" at the Forum Gallery, featured in the Arts & Letters section of the New York Sun

  • 2004Mularkey, Maureen. "Maureen Mularkey On Contemporary Landscapes at the Forum." Art Critical

  • 2004Pasti, Daniela. "Oltre I tabù del figurativo - Una singolare scuola di Pittura in un borgo dell´Umbria." La Republica, November 08, 2004, p. 30

  • 2003Burstein, Dror. "Turning the Bowl on its Edge." Kol Ha'Ir, December 05, 2003, p. 67

  • 2003Fishko, Anna. "Israel Hershberg." Forum Gallery

  • 2003Lewis, Zachary. "Realism exhibit draws out the best." The Sunday Patriot, March 16, 2003, p. 1

  • 2002Appelbaum, Shuki. "Tree Portraits- Israel Hershberg at the Tel Aviv Museum." Shakuf, February 01, 2002, p. 26

  • 2002D., Ruthie. "Magic Time." Ilton Tel-Aviv, February 07, 2002, p. 2

  • 2002Henich, Masha. "New Exhibitions." Non-Stop Magazine, February 01, 2002, p. 30

  • 2002Karpel, Dalia. "Art in Heaven." Ha'Aretz Magazine, February 08, 2002, pp. 26-29

  • 2002Karpel, Dalia. "Talking to Trees ." Mosaf Ha'Aretz, February 15, 2002, pp. 46-50

  • 2002Ronnen, Meir. "Beyond the Tree." International Jerusalem Post, March 01, 2002, p. 31

  • 2001Hausman, Tamar. "Getting It All Figured Out." Ha'Aretz, March 16, 2001

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  • 1999Kushner, Anita. "Confronting the Human Figure." Ha'Aretz Magazine, March 12, 1999, p. 25

  • 1999Sheffi, Smadar. "Return to Realism." Ha'Aretz Magazine, August 03, 1999

  • 1998Green, David. "Master of Class." The Jerusalem Report, February 05, 1998, pp. 42-44

  • 1998Johnson, Ken. "Angst and Introspection in a Time of Transition." The New York Times Inc. , September 08, 1998, p. 36

  • 1998Levine, Angela. "In the Frame." The Jerusalem Post, March 06, 1998, p. 31

  • 1998McNatt, Glenn. "Licensed Reproduction." The Sunday Sun, July 12, 1998

  • 1998Moorman, Margaret. "Review." Art News, January 01, 1998, p. 130

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  • 1997LoLordo, Ann. "Light in the Shadow of Death." The Baltimore Sun, December 02, 1997, pp. 1-8

  • 1997Miriam, Yizrael. "Like A Blind Man Opening His Eyes (“K’mo Iver Hapokeach et Einav”)." Ilton Yerushalayim, November 14, 1997, p. 45

  • 1997Nachshon, Illan. "Sensual Death (“Mavet Hushani”)." Yediot Ahronot, November 11, 1997

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  • 1996Kortenoeven, Wim. "De perfecte schoonheid der gruwelen." Mabat, no. 31, April 01, 1996, pp. 4-7 Mabat was published by the Israeli Embassy in Holland

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  • 1994Shamir, Eli. "Present- Absent ("Nochah – Nifkad”)." Studio, No. 50, February 01, 1994, pp. 18-22

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  • 1991Hankin, Craig. "Master Strokes." City Paper, September 27, 1991, pp. 13-14

  • 1991Jungmann, Konrad. "Vom Ratsel und der Macht." Munchner Merkur, January 30, 1991 Article appeared again in "Rheinischer Merkur" on Feb 26, 1991

  • 1991Seifert, Heribert. "Die Kunst und der Krieg." Kul, January 03, 1991

  • 1991Siman-Toy, Naami. "Eight Months with a Cow's Tongue (“Shmona Hodashim Mul Lashon Shel Parah”, in Hebrew)." Ilton Tel-Aviv, August 16, 1991, pp. 64-65 Article also appeared on August 16, 1991 in Ilton Yerushalayin on pg. 45

  • 1991Stiftel, Ralf. "Hochpolitisch und aktuell: Unterstand, Waffen, Kakteen." Westfalischer Anzeiger, January 25, 1991 "Hochpolitisch und aktuell: Unterstand, Waffen, Kateen" appeared in the following German publications on January 25 through 26, 1991: Verder Aller Zeitung; Hellweger Anzeiger; Achimer Kreisblatt; Soester Anzeiger; and Kreiszeitung f. d. Landkreis Diepholz.

  • 1991Ziermann, Von Horst. "Die Bedrohung gab es immer." Bonner Rundschau, January 25, 1991

  • 1990Harten, Doreet LeVitte. "Israelische Kunst um 1990 (Israeli Art Around 1990)." Stadtische Kunstalle, pp. 26-268

  • 1990S'gan-Cohen, Michael. "Am Israel Lives. And Is Painting. Realistically, “Am Yisrael Hai. U’metzayer. Realisti.”." Yerushalayim, October 10, 1990, pp. 22-23

  • 1989Tamir, Tali. "Long-Distance Painter, "Tzayar Le’Merhakim Arucim"." Ko Ha'Ir, January 12, 1989, pp. 60-69

  • 1988Aloni, Udi. "Thinks With His Eyes (“Hoshev Ba’Einayim”, in Hebrew)." Ha'Ir, October 21, 1988, p. 50

  • 1988Omer, Mordechai. "Upon One of the Mountains, “Al Ehad He’Harim”." The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, pp. 150-152

  • 1978Newsom, Barbara. The Art Museum as Educator. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978, pp. 569-574

  • 1974Wise, Gabrielle. "Institute Rebels Are Going Back to Old Fundamentals." The Baltimore Sun, March 12, 1974, p. 1