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Michael Druks

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Nationality  Israeli
Movement  Israeli art
Known for  Painting
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Born  September 26, 1940Jerusalem
Books  Michael Druks, Everybody's Own Yard, a Photographic Study: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held in the Ideas Gallery of Whitechapel Art Gallery , 26 February-4 April 1976

Michael Druks (1940) is a Jerusalem-born Israeli artist.



Michael Druks was born in Jerusalem Israel on September 26, 1940. He worked for the theater and organized courses on the Art of the Object at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. He studied with two famous Israeli artists in 1959, and hosted group exhibitions related to the natural environment at the Tel Aviv Museum and Gordon Gallery.

Between 1960 and 1971, Michael Druks produced "Plus Air Pollution" Gordon Gallery Tel Aviv. Between 1968 and 1974, Michael Druks orchestrated several art exhibitions on man's relationship to the natural environment and modern art. In the November 1970 edition of the Jerusalem Post, author Meir Ronnen of "A Mildly Critical Environment" discussed Michael Druks Environment paintings and sculptures at the Billy Rose Sculpture Pavilion at the Israel Museum as a "mild piece of social comment in which the parts often exceed the value of the whole."

In 1970, Michael Druks received the Creative Artists Working Grant from the Sharett Foundation Fund and displayed an significant environmental sustainability art gallery at the Israel Museum of Jerusalem of Modern Art and Antiquities.

Between October and November 1970, Michael Druks had his Environmental Exhibition shown at the Israel Museum. In 1971, Michael Druks directly participated in the Concepts and Information Show at the Israel Museum of Jerusalem. In April 2, 1971, Druks produced his "Delectable Sandwiches" Exhibit as a way of compressing together flat matter and aesthetics which created a series of sharp forms and bright colors in his paintings.

Awards and recognition

  • 1968–69, Scholarship for a Young Artist, Sharret Fund, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
  • 1970 The America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Sharett Fund Scholarship
  • 1970 America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Work Grant
  • 1970 Herman Struck Prize for Excellence, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel
  • 1970 British Council Scholarship for Study in Britain
  • 1972 Aika Braun Prize for a Young Artist, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • 1973 Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • 1975 Study Scholarship, Columbia University, New York
  • 1978 Israel Culture Foundation, Isaac Stern Prize for Creativity
  • 1991 Ministry of Education Prize for Creativity
  • 1993 Pundak Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2005 Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa
  • 2005 Ministry of Education, Life Project Prize
  • Education

  • 1967 – Art Institute, Bat-Yam
  • 1967– The High Institute for Painting, Tel Aviv
  • Teaching

  • Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
  • Exhibitions

    (partial list)

  • Michael Druks – Solo Exhibition, Dugith Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, 1968
  • Michael Druks: Environment, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, October 6, 1970 – December 31, 1970
  • Concepts + Information, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, February 2, 1971 – March 5, 1971
  • The Kadishman Connection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, January 13, 1979 – May 31, 1979
  • Borders, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, March 18, 1980 – June 30, 1980
  • Michael Druks: Projection on Photographical Situations, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, November 8, 1983 – December 31, 1983
  • Milestones in Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, December 8, 1985 – March 3, 1986
  • 1965 Today, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Spertus Gallery, Palevsky Design Pavilion, Ayala Zacks Abramov Pavilion for Israeli Art, March 31, 2015 – August 29, 2015
  • Michael Druks: Pictures, 1991–1992, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, October 1, 1992 – November 2, 1992
  • The Listening Eye, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, December 7, 1993 – March 5, 1994
  • Preview from the Rita and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art – A Gift to the Israel Museum, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, June 13, 1995 – August 30, 1995
  • Windows: Glimpses of Seven Themes in Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, February 4, 1996 – May 6, 1996
  • Love at First Sight: The Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, March 2, 2001 – June 23, 2001
  • Life: A User's Manual, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Weinstein and Beningson Galleries, Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education, Ruth Youth Wing, April 12, 2011 – February 4, 2012
  • Hide and Seek: Works on Paper, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, March 20, 2014 – July 20, 2014
  • Israeli Art: The Renewed Collection Galleries, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israeli Art Gallery, May 11, 2015
  • Wire(less) Connections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, May 27, 2016 – March 18, 2017
  • References

    Michael Druks Wikipedia

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