1932 – Born in Tel Aviv Israel.
Kadishman is an Israeli sculptor and painter.
1947 to 1950 – studied under the Israeli sculptor Moshe Sternschuss at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv, and in 1954 with Rudi Lehmann in Jerusalem.
1959 – moved to London where he attended Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and the Slade School of Art.
1965 -he had his first solo exhibition, at the Grosvenor Gallery, which was followed by many exhibitions and commissions by public institutions worldwide.
Kadishman is most known for his beautiful metal and iron large-scale simplistic urban sculptures. He is inspired by biblical stories such as the Sacrifice of Itzhak, which are creatively transformed to new narratives.
Kadishman had numerous exhibitions across the world in museums and leading international galleries.
1978 – represented Israel at the Venice Biennale.
In his youth Kadishman worked as a shepherd on a Kibbutz. This experience impact on his later artistic work and career. In 1980, he began to paint sheep portraits each one is different from the other. These instantly-recognizable sheep portraits soon became his artistic “trademark”.
1995- Kadishman won Israel’s honor prize, the Israel Prize for Plastic Arts. which was added to a long list of prizes he won previously.
His works are in collections of renowned museums across the world.
Kadishman currently lives and works in Tel Aviv.