Itzik Benshalom

Itzik Benshalom

Hadasa neurim, Hasharon, Israel

About Itzik Benshalom


The sculptures of Itzik Benshalom reflect passion for life and relationships.
Through this overview of the last 4 decades of the artist's work, a sense of
discovery of the human experience becomes apparent. Varieties of connections
made by the abstracted figures are shown through the use of interlocking soft
and flowing forms juxtaposed with angular lines. How the figures are positioned
in relation to each other helps to define the interaction. In some, a clear relationship
is explored while others remain more mysterious. About his work Benshalom states,
"My work flows, as life flows. I tell people not to think about my work. If they love it,
just love it. That's what I do."

Born in Hadera, Israel in 1945, Benshalom became a merchant marine at the age of
fifteen. This formative experience influenced his work as he traveled the world several
times soaking in new images and textures. Upon completing his military service to the
Israeli Navy, Benshalom knew that he wanted to work with metal-a material that had
always fascinated him.
In 1967, he and his brother-in-law set up a foundry specializing in the lost wax method
of casting sculpture. For years he worked with other artists from Israel and from all over
the world, helping them to realize their concepts. Benshalom states that he can't say he
even thought about it, but one day he began to work on an idea for his own sculpture .
From then on he stopped doing other artist's work and began his own journey as a sculptor.
Died in 18/3/2018

Benshalom was represented by Christy contemporary art - London & Nahan Galleries
New York & New Orlins.

Benshalom’s sculptures are in private, public, and corporate collections throughout the
world including Israel, Japan, England, and the United States.

Museum Collections:
Boca Raton Museum of Art- FL
Ground for Sculpture Museum- Hamilton, N.J
Flint Institute of Art- MIC
Museum of Fine Art- Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada



2006 One men show . Butler Institute of AmericanArt Museum. Ohio/U.S.A

2006 One men show . Hatchison. Westchester County. New York/U.S.A

2005 One men show . Summer Exhibition Grounds for Sculpture

Museum. New Jersey/U.S.A

2003 Sculpture Gardwen display . Hadasa Neurim/ ISRAEL

2003 Animals in Art . (second place winning) Grounds for Sculpture . New Jersey/. U.S.A

2003 One men show. "Reflection of Love" Gallery Art 54 . New York/ U.S.A

2001 One men show. The Broom Street Gallery . New York/. U.S.A

2000 Animals in Art, School Of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University/U.S.A

2000 New York artists equity association gallery, Soho, N.Y.C.

1996 Exhibit Norman & Sarah Brown Art Gallery . Baltimore/ MD/ U.S.A

1995 Nahan Galleries . New York/ U.S.A

1995 Nahan Galleries . New Orleans/ U.S.A

1994 One men show. The Willow Gallery New York/ U.S.A

1993 One men show Weizman Gallery . Beer Sheva / ISRAEL

1993 Taha Gallery, Palm Desert/U.S.A

1993 NiCAF, Yokohama, JAPAN

1992 Gallery 10, Vienna

1992 O'Hara K Gallery, Tokyo/ JAPAN

1991 One men show Creative Edge Fine Art . Palm Beach / FL/ U.S.A

Exhibition One men show. Pennello Gallery . Cleveland/ OHhio/ U.S.A

1991 One men show.New York

1989 One men show. Arta Gallery Jerusalem/ ISRAEL

1983 One men show. CCA Gallery .New York/ U.S.A

1983 One men show. CCA Gallery .LOondon. UK

1980 One men show. City Dell Caesarea/ ISRAEL

Museum Collections:

Boca Raton Museum of Art - FL
Grounds for Sculpture - Hamilton, NJ
Flint Instetute of Art MIC
Museum of Fine Art, Sherbrooke, Quebec Canada

Corporate Collections:

Bank Hapoalim, Israel
Bank Leumi, Israel
Bumper Specialist INC., NJ
Carnegie Mews, NY, NY
CCA Galleries, London, NY, Tokyo
City Industrial, London, UK
Continental Wingate Co., Boston, MA
Dell Corp., Chicago, IL
Delta Industries, Israel
The O'Connor Group, NY (Westchester Mall in White Plains)
Quality King Pharmaceuticals, Long Island, NY
Revlon New York by H. Gitis
Tandem Industries, New York, NY
University Business Park, Austin, TX
Vanyplas, Bogota, Columbia

Private Collections:

Dr. & Mrs. Peter Livingston, FL
Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Goldstein, FL & PA
Mr. & Mrs. Irving Wiseman, FL & CO
Courtney Kennedy, New York, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Irving Goldman, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Lender, CT
Mr. & Mrs. Joel Smilow, CT
Dr. & Mrs. Ron Krinik, NJ
Mr. & Mrs. David Schults, NJ
Gabe Kaplan, Bevrly Hills, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Douglas, Bevrly Hills, CA
David Hermelin, Detroit, MI & Aspen, CO
James Pappes, Boston, MA
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Neal Sklare, Chicago, IL
Mr. & Mrs. Ami Kawa, L.A., CA
Mr. & Mrs. Leon Braunstein, NJ
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rubin, NJ
DR. David Diskin MIC
Dalya & Sam Ulpiner, ISRAEL
Mr. & Mrs. Golan, ISRAEL
Mr. & Mrs. David Sulman, FL