Selected Works

Igael Tumarkin was born in 1933 in Germany and immigrated to Israel in 1935.

Tumarkin is a Sculptor and Painter as well as Theoritican and Stage Designer.
In 1951 Tumarkin served in the Israeli Army until 1953. In 1954 he studied with Rudi Lehman in Ein Hod. In 1955 Tumarkin moved to Germany and worked as stage-designer for the “Berliner Ensemble” with Bertholdt Brecht. Later on, in 1957, he sculpted his first iron sculptures in The Netherlands, Germany and Paris, and became close to the Dada artists of Europe.
In 1961 Tumarkin moved back to Israel and in 1963 he got his first Prize for Memoria of “Choulikat”. Between the years 1966-1967 Tumarkin made trips to Europe, USA, Africa and Australia. In 1968 Tumarkin got the Sandberg Prize from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the First Prize for Memorial of Sailors in Haifa. in 1971 he got the First Prize for Memorial for “Holocaust and Resurrection” in Tel Aviv.
In 1977 Tumarkin traveled to India, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, morocco, Senegal, Mali, Upper Volta, Mexico, Peru, and other places. In 2004 he was awarded the Israel Prize Laureate.
Over the years Tumarkin gained international recognition and got awarded with many Prizes all over the world and Israel.
Tumarkin repertoire is of over 80 outdoor sculptures around the world.
His art involves harsh political statements, what made him a very controversial artist, but at the same time, one of the most dominant figures in modern Israeli art.