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Isaac Witkin

  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Birth Date b. 1936
  • Death Date d. 2006
1.photo: courtesy of the Estate of Isaac Witkin

Isaac Witkin was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1936. At the age of 21 the sculptor moved to London where he attended St. Martin’s School of Art. It is during this time, the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, that St. Martin’s established a reputation for being the most exciting place in Britain to study sculpture. In large part this was due to the stellar faculty that Witkin encountered—one of his teachers being sculptor Sir Anthony Caro. He later served as an apprentice to British sculptor, Henry Moore. In 1965, Witkin emigrated to the United States and became an artist-in-residence at Bennington College, from 1965-79. Following, the artist lived and worked in Pemberton, NJ. Isaac Witkin passed away on April 23, 2006.

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