Yehiel (Stizberg) Shemi
(1922 - 2003)
Yehiel (Stizberg) Shemi was active/lived in New York / Israel, France. Yehiel Shemi is known for environmental sculpture, landscape drawings and paintings, teaching.
Biography Yehiel (Stizberg) Shemi
Yechiel Shemi (Hebrew: ????? ????) ?(1922-2003) was an Israeli sculptor. His environmental sculptures are displayed in open spaces around the country.
In 1959-1961, Yechiel Shemi studied art in Paris. In 1977-1979, he taught sculpting and lectured on environmental sculpture at Oranim Teachers College. He also taught at the Technion in Haifa and the Ein Hod artist's colony. Shemi was a member of New Horizons group.
After a show in the United States in the 1960s, the Museum of Modern Art acquired his work. Shemi was the first Israeli artist to have his work purchased by the MoMa.
Shemi won the Sandberg Prize in 1981 and the Israel Prize for sculpture in 1986. In 1966 and 1997, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art mounted exhibition
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