Landscape, Portrait, Still Life: Three Decades « The Jerusalem Artists House – בית האמנים בירושלים


Ben-Shaul David

Landscape, Portrait, Still Life: Three Decades

Curator: Ilan Wizgan

Opening: Saturday, 17 March 2012

Closing: Saturday, 12 May 2012

Gallery talk: Thursday, 22 March 2012 18:00




  • 1932 Born in Jerusalem
    1949-51 Studied at the Kibbutz College, Tel Aviv, and with painter Truda Haim
    1951-54 Studied ceramics and sculpture with Hedvig and Rudi Lehman
    1954-56 Studied woodcut printing with Yaacov Pins and Izidor Ascheim
    1959 Studied painting and lithography at the Belle Arte academy, Florence
    1959-62 Studied painting and lithography at the Beaux-Arts academy, Paris
    1972-98 Lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
    1977-79 Head of Art Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
    1988-98 Head of Cathedra of Research in Painting Technologies and Materials at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
    1994 Ish Shalom Award, JerusalemLives and works in Ilaniya, IsraelSolo Exhibitions

    1958 The Artists' House, Jerusalem
    Safrai Gallery, Jerusalem
    Chimrinski Gallery, Tel Aviv
    Idit Gallery, Jerusalem
    1962 Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris
    Galerie Argus, Nantes
    1963 The Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem
    1965 The Tel Aviv Museum of Art
    1967 America-Israel Cultural Foundation, New York
    1969 The Artists' House, Jerusalem
    1971 A King, A Queen and A Rooster, The Artists' House, Jerusalem
    Binett Gallery, Tel Aviv
    The Little Gallery, Jerusalem
    1972 The Haifa Museum of Modern Art
    Engel Gallery, Jerusalem
    1974 The Little Gallery, Jerusalem
    1975 Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
    Engel Gallery, Jerusalem
    1977 Alexandrovich Gallery, Tel Aviv
    1979 Printers Gallery, Jerusalem
    1981 Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
    The Center of Visual Arts, Beer Sheva
    1983 Radius Gallery, Tel Aviv
    Ordan Gallery, Ramat Hasharon
    1987 Prints of Death and Life, the Jerusalem Print Workshop
    Self-portrait, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
    1990 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
    1991 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
    1997 Morris Louis Gallery, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
    2005 Works 2000-2005, Ella Gallery, Jerusalem

    Group Exhibitions

    1959 Mamilla, Jerusalem
    1961 The Beaux-Arts Academy Gallery, Paris
    1962 Independent Artists Salon, the Museum of Modern Art, Paris
    1963 The 3rd International Biennial of Young Artists, Paris
    1964 Tazpit (Observation), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
    1965 The 4th International Biennial of Young Artists, Paris
    The Haifa Museum of Modern Art
    Art from Israel, Rio de Janeiro
    1965-66 10+ Group exhibitions, Tel Aviv
    1966 The Fall Exhibition, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
    1967 Traveling exhibition organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture
    1968-69 Mashkof (Lintel) Group exhibitions, Jerusalem
    1969 International Biennial of Graphic Art, Florence
    1970 Generation Vs. Generation, Engel Gallery, Jerusalem
    4 x 4, Engel Gallery, Jerusalem
    1971 Miniatures, The Little Gallery, Jerusalem
    Golden Jerusalem, The Little Gallery, Jerusalem
    1972 International Biennial of Graphic Art, Tokyo
    Yodfat Gallery, Tel Aviv
    Traveling exhibition organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture
    1973 The Self-portrait in Israeli Art, The Haifa Museum of Art
    Homage, the Artists' House, Jerusalem
    Landscapes, The Little Gallery, Jerusalem
    Artists from Jerusalem, the Helmhaus Museum, Zurich
    1974 Jerusalem in the Eyes of Her Painters, the Jerusalem Theater
    2 + Two, Schatz Gallery, Jerusalem
    1975 New Acquisitions, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    1976 Aklim (Climate), the Jerusalem Theater
    1977 Prints from the Burston Graphic Center, Loeb Gallery, Bern
    Graphic Art in Israel, traveling exhibition abroad organized by the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs
    1980 Sara Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem
    1981 International Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
    Israeli Graphic Art from the Burston Graphic Center, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    1982-84 Radius Group exhibitions, Radius Gallery, Tel Aviv
    1983 International Biennial of Graphic Art, Bradford, England
    1985 Multiplicity, Diversity, Value, the Haifa Museum, of Art
    Saf (Threshold) Group exhibition, Modus Gallery, Jerusalem (with Zvi Tolkovsky, Doron Livne and Yitzhak Livneh)
    1986 Portrait, Ahad Haam Gallery, Tel Aviv
    Line, traveling exhibition organized by Omanut Laam
    There Are No Bad Animals, traveling exhibition organized by Omanut Laam
    The Hot and the Cold in Israeli Art, the Haifa Museum of Art
    1987 The Other Matter, ceramics exhibition, the Jerusalem Theater
    Landscapes, traveling exhibition organized by Omanut Laam
    Zohar Gallery, Toronto
    1988 Not Every Print Is A Lithography, the Artists' House, Jerusalem
    Selected Etchings, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
    The 5th Biennial of Graphic Art, Sarcelles, France
    On One of the Mountains - Jerusalem in Israeli Art, the Genia Schreiber University Gallery, Tel Aviv
    1989 Etchings for Poems, the Jerusalem Print Workshop
    A Decade of Prints, the Tucson Art Museum, Arizona
    1991 Thirty by Forty, Etchings, the Jerusalem Print Workshop
    Israeli Prints, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    1992 The Artist Decides - Bad Works, the Artists' Studios Gallery, Tel Aviv
    1993 Feedback - Painting, Sculpture, Print, the Jerusalem Print Workshop
    Homage to the Jerusalem Print Workshop, Beit Ariella Library, Tel Aviv
    Jerusalem in Israeli Prints of the Seventies and Eighties, traveling exhibition abroad organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1998 In the Name of the Land, In the Name of the Lord - Art and Realities in Jerusalem, the Artists' House, Jerusalem
    2000 Identity Card - Israel 2000, the Israel Festival, Jerusalem
    Israeli Contemporary Art - Print Exhibition, the Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul
    2004 The Landscape of Our Country - Remarks about landscape painting in Israel, the Art Department Gallery, Haifa University
    Printing Colors, the Jerusalem Print Workshop
    2006 Self-portrait X 10, Ella Gallery, Jerusalem
    2008 1972 - Three Generations, the Kupferman Museum, Kibbutz Lohamei
    Hagetaot
    Sixty Years of Art in Israel: the Second Decade 1958-1968, the Ashdod Museum of Art