1948 Born on November 7th in a displaced persons camp in Linz, Austria
The artist lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel.
Israel Hershberg was born on November 7, 1948 in a Displaced Persons camp in Linz, Austria. In 1949, he emigrated to Israel and lived there until he was nine. In 1958, he immigrated to the United States where he attended the Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, New York from 1966 to 1968.
In 1972, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. In 1973, he received his Master of Fine Arts, State University of New York, Albany, New York. From 1973 to 1984 he was instructor of painting and drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. In 1984, he taught painting at the New York Academy of Art, New York, New York.
Israel Hershberg moved back to Israel with his wife and family in 1984. In 1991, he was awarded the Sandberg Prize for Israel Art and in 1998 the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Prize for Israel Art. The artist is the founder and director of the Jerusalem Studio School, and lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel.
1967St. Gauden’s Medal for Drawing, City of New York, New York, NY, United States
1968The Alexander Medal for Highest Honors in Art, the City of New York, New York, NY, United States
2003Israel 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.
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.
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, United States
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
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
2009Marlborough Inc.. Israel Hershberg: From Afar. New York: Marlborough Chelsea.
2001Omer, Mordechai. "Tree Portraits" . New York : Marlborough Gallery.
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.
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.
1988Omer, Mordechai. Upon One of the Mountains: Jerusalem in Israeli Art. Tel Aviv: The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery.
1998Hershberg, Israel. Any Connection Between Me and the Article is Completely Incidental. p. 3
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
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
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
2001Schwarz, Arturo. Love at First Sight. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 2001, pp. 75-100
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
1998Shlomit, Shaked. "Israel Hershberg- As a Passing Shadow." Studio, no.90, March 01, 1998, pp. 70-72
1998Yigal, Zalmona. "As A Passing Shadow ." Mechira Pumbit, no.4, pp. 22-26
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
1997Ronnen, Meir. "Liker Than Life." The Jerusalem Post Magazine, December 05, 1997, p. 26
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
1996Tzur, Uzi. "A Quick Look at Last Year's Catalogs (“Mabat Hafuz mi Mivhar Catalogim Min Hashana Sh’Avra”)." Ha'Aretz, October 25, 1996, pp. 1-2
1994Cassuto, Nella. "Hundreds of Days, A Single Painting (“Tziur Ehad B’meshech Meot Yamim”)." Mishafayim, No.20, January 01, 1994, pp. 24-27
1994Ronnen, Meir. "Hocus Focus." The Jerusalem Post Magazine, October 07, 1994, p. 18
1994Shamir, Eli. "Present- Absent ("Nochah – Nifkad”)." Studio, No. 50, February 01, 1994, pp. 18-22
1992Ofrat, Gideon . "The Bitter Taste of Realism in Israeli Art (“Ha Ta’am ha Mar shel ha Realism b’Omanut ha Israeli”)." Studio, No.3, February 01, 1992, pp. 6-11
1991Barten, Walter. "Beelden uit een woorD.C.ultuur." Het Financieele Dagablatt, March 11, 1991
1991Gan-Cohen, Hava. "Revealing the Hidden (“L’faneach Tzfanim”, in Hebrew)." Demui, No.3, pp. 3-4
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