Igael Tumarkin

b. 1933
Born in 1933 in Germany, he immigrated to Israel with his mother at the age of two and grew up in Tel Aviv. When the time came to get drafted to the army, Tumarkin enlisted in the navy and served as a sabotage instructor. At the same time he began creating animal figurines which started selling in stores. After his release he began deepening his interest in the art world and started studying sculpture with the artist Rudi Lehman at the Ein Hod Artists Village. At the end of the 1950s, after a period of several years in which he lived in various countries throughout Europe, Tumarkin was exposed to the Dada movement, pop art and avant-garde art. These artistic movements influenced Tumarkin's works in a substantive way. In 1960 he returned to Israel and began sculpting in various scraps and in iron. During the Yom Kippur War, Tumarkin accompanied the IDF forces as a photographer and military correspondent. Tumarkin's works from the time after his return to Israel, constituted a significant change in the Israeli art world, which dealt mainly with abstract and internal expressions of emotion. His works, which were based on the assemblage technique, brought expressions of cultural and political protest to Israeli art, alongside the influences of pop art. Over the years, his paintings and sculptures have featured poetic images contrasted with a blunt, expressive and anti-war language. These attest to his deep involvement in Israel’s current affairs and culture. In addition to his main work in the sculpture field, Tumarkin has created many works in other media through the years, such as print, painting and photography. Along with small pieces he created and placed various sculptures and monuments throughout the country. His significance to Israeli art is immeasurably fundamental and therefore he won the Israel Prize for sculpture in 2004.

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Igael Tumarkin
Gold plated pendant, signed. Dimensions: 6.2x4.7 cm.…

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$300 - $500

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Igael Tumarkin
September 11, 2001, acrylic, gouache and collage…

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600

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Igael Tumarkin
Land of the Vine, mixed media on…

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1000

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Igael Tumarkin
Filz Felt, 1986, mixed media and collage…

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700

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Igael Tumarkin
Israel Museum, mixed media on paper, 58X77…

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700

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Igael Tumarkin
"Who Needs Hands When there are Teeth",…

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550

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Pinchas Abramovich
2 Figures in Jerusalem, 1956, oil on…

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800

Lot : 452

Avraham Ofek
Family, gouache on paper, 54X74 cm. Signed.

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560

Lot : 453

Avraham Ofek
Woman and Cow in the landscape, oil…

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400

Lot : 595

Igael Tumarkin
Figures from the theater, gouache on paper,…

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650

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Igael Tumarkin
Dancer, 1957, gouache on paper, 31.5X24 cm.…

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460

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Igael Tumarkin
Masada will not Fall Third, 1979, Mixed…

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$3,000 - $5,000

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Igael Tumarkin
Else Lasker-Schüler, Oil, wood layers and mixed…

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4200

Lot : 121

Igael Tumarkin
Fish, 1960, Oil, mixed media and Assembly…

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3000

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Igael Tumarkin
Van Gogh Series, 1987, Oil, iron and…

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10000

Lot : 135

Igael Tumarkin
Girl with a Hat, 1968, Iron and…

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20000

Lot : 136

Igael Tumarkin
PAX, Iron and bronze, height: 84 cm.…

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10000

Lot : 159

Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1963, Oil, iron and assemblage on…

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10000

Lot : 160

Igael Tumarkin
Object Trouve, 1996-2005, Oil, assemblage, mixed media…

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6000

Lot : 227

Igael Tumarkin
Don Quixote, Iron and bronze, height: 50…

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3400

Lot : 228

Igael Tumarkin
Homage to Albrecht Dürer, Bronze, height: 13…

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1800

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Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1994, Mixed media on paper, 38X28…

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650

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Igael Tumarkin
Figures in the Bar, 1958, gouache on…

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$700 - $1,000

Lot : 71

Igael Tumarkin
Figures in the circus, 1958, gouache on…

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$700 - $1,000

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Igael Tumarkin
Nefer in my Life, mixed media on…

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950

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Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1972, gouache and marker on paper,…

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800

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Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1994, mixed media on paper, 25X20…

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500

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Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1989, gouache, marker and panda on…

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1300

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Igael Tumarkin
Fish, 1961, oil and collage on canvas,…

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2000

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Igael Tumarkin
Enter to the King, 1958, gouache and…

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550

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Igael Tumarkin
Carriage with Balloon, 1958, gouache on paper,…

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800

Lot : 339

Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1959, Oil and iron on canvas,…

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$3,000 - $5,000

Lot : 340

Igael Tumarkin
"I Think of Monet and let Him…

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2400

Lot : 375

Igael Tumarkin
Head, 1970, Mixed media on paper, 63X46…

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1300

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Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1989-1990, Mixed media and collage on…

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950

Lot : 378

Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1950s, Mixed media and collage on…

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500

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