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Isaac Witkin, American sculptor. Recipient First prize Paris Biennale, 1965, Guggenheim fellowship, 1981; grantee New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 1985, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, 1994. Member of National Academy of Design (academician since 1996).


Witkin, Isaac was born on May 10, 1936 in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Student, St. Martin's School Art, London, 1957-1960.


Assistant to Henry Moore, 1961-1963. Teacher St. Martin's School Art, London, 1963-1965. Artist in residence Bennington College, Vermont, 1965-1979.

Teacher Parson's School Design, New York City, 1975-1978. Visiting professor Middlebury College, Vermont, 1981. Professor sculpture Philadelphia College Art, 1990—1992, Burlington County Community College, New Jersey, 2001—2002.

Member Yale University Advisory Committee to the Art School, 1987-1990. Member Bennington College Art Collection Committee, 1987-1991, Royal Society British Sculptors, 1998-2002. Board member International Sculpture Center, 1990—2002.


  • Other Work

    • One-person shows include Hamilton Gallery Contemporary Art, New York City, 1981, Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas, 1982, McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, 1982, 1986, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York City, 1985, 1988, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, Patricia Hamilton, New York City, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, 1991, 93, Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea, 1992, others. Exhibited in group shows at Hamilton Gallery, New York City, 1981, Freeman Gallery, Albright College, 1982, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, 1982, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1982, Washington Square Plaza, Washington, 1983, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York, 1983, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York City, 1984, Sonoma State University, California, 1984, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 1984, Number One Penn Plaza, New York City, 1984, Williams College Museum Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1984, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, 1987, Zone Arts Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1988, James A. Michener Fine Arts Center, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1989, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Trenton, 1989, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, 1990-1991, Robert Morrison Gallery, New York City, 1993, Marc de Montebello Gallery, New York City, 1995, Atlantic Foundation, Hamilton, New Jersey, 1995, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, New Jersey, 1995, others. Represented in permanent collections Alcoa Company, Pittsburgh, American Republican Insurance Company, Des Moines, Arts Council Great British, London, Atlantic Foundation, Princeton, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia, Columbus (Ohio) Museum Fine Art, Denver (Colorado) Museum Art, Fine Arts Museum, University Sydney, Australia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, National Museum American Art, Washington, numerous others.


Member of National Academy of Design (academician since 1996).


Children: Tamar, Nadine.

Tamar Witkin

Nadine Witkin