Menashe Kadishman

Menashe Kadishman was an Israeli sculptor, painter, and graphic artist best known for his colorful paintings of sheep and large-scale metal sculptures. Kadishman’s youth as a shepherd at a kibbutz informed the sheep motif found throughout his work. “I don't paint merchandise. I create and see things,” he once mused. “I need to be moved every day all over again—both by the sheep, and by the tree outside my window. Every single day is a revelation.”


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