Nissan Engel working on an etching plate  Paris 1990

 

About

Artist, craftsman, innovator, technician, poet, musician - all of these terms are needed to describe Nissan Engel. In a prolific career spanning nearly four decades, Engel has developed a unique form of expression - rich, complex, highly personal - that defies easy classification. He is perhaps best known for his work in mixed media, in which he manipulates disparate elements to create harmonious, lyrical compositions. His body of work reflects a continual evolution, a constant seeking of new arenas in which to play out his ideas - painting, drawing, collage, printmaking. As he masters each new technique, he incorporates it into his work to achieve his ultimate artistic goals: harmony and equilibrium.
"The cabalistic idea of harmony is what I'm looking for - this religious sense of balance between the upper and lower parts that is the basis of God's creation of the world. This is what I want to find, what I want to say, what I want to liberate and communicate.
Interview by Katherine Winn,
Nissan Engel, Art Gallery International.

 

Nissan Engel  1931 - 2016

    1931
    Born in Haifa.
    1952-56
    Studied at Beaux-Arts Bezalel, Jerusalem; diploma
    1957
    Studied theater set and costume design at Centre dramatique de l'Est, Strasbourg, France; diploma
    1958
    Landwelin Gallery, Strasbourg, France
    1960
    André Weil Gallery, Paris, France
    1963
    André Weil Gallery, Paris, France
    1964
    Reyn Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
    1965
    Moved to New York City
    1966
    Fresno Art Center, Fresno, California, USA
    Los Robles Gallery, Palo Alto, California, USA
    1967-69
    Sculpture and stained-glass
    comissions: New York, New Jersey, and Maryland
    1970
    Riebenfield Gallery, Jaffa, Israel
    1971
    Goldman Gallery, Haifa, Israel
    Probus Rex Gallery, New York City
    1972
    Lim Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    1973
    Lithographs published by New York Graphic Society and Roten Galleries, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Lowenadler Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
    Raye Landis Gallery, East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    White Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
    International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
    1974
    Horace Richter Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
    1975
    Returned to Paris
    Lowenadler Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
    White Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
    International Art Fairs in Basel and Cologne
    1976
    Albert Verbeke Gallery, Paris, France
    Alexandra Monett, Brussels, Belgium
    Goldman Gallery, Haifa, Israel
    Vinciana Gallery, Milan, Italy
    1977
    Arcador Gallery, Grenoble, France
    Eliane Poggi Gallery, Grenoble, France
    Laura Vincy Gallery, Paris, France
    1978
    Attali Gallery, Paris, France
    Capricorn Gallery, Reims, France
    1979
    Won gold medal at the International Art Fair, Paris, sponsored by the Mexican Academy of Sciences and Humanistics
    FR3, Lille, France
    Frances Laterman, New York City, New York, USA
    Jaquester Gallery, Paris, France
    1980
    Albert Verbeke Gallery, Paris, France
    Albert Henri Gallery, Rennes, France
    Collective Impressions Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Frances Laterman, New York City, New York, USA
    1981
    Art Expo, New York 81
    Jaquester Gallery, Paris, France
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
    1982
    J.C. Riedel/104 Franklin Street Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
    Nordstrand Gallery, Oslo, Norway
    1983
    Britt Olsson Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
    Galerie du Boulevard, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Jonathan Pools, New York City, New York, USA
    Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
    Nurit & Werner Haase, New York City, New York, USA
    Stockholm Art Fair
    1984
    Britt Olsson Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
    Galerie 101, Malmö, Sweden
    International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
    1985
    Eliane Poggi Gallery, Grenoble, France
    "Fiest" Paris, France
    Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, USA
    Art Fairs in Basel, London, and Stockholm
    1988
    Eliane Poggi Gallery, Grenoble, France
    Saga, Paris, France
    1989
    Meissner Gallery, Hamburg
    Nahan Galleries, New York City, New York, USA
    Saga, Paris, France
    1990
    Aurbach Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
    Konstgalleri Vattern, Motala, Sweden
    Nahan Galleries, New York City, New York, USA
    Art Fairs in Basel and Tokyo
    1991
    Eliane Poggi Gallery, Grenoble, France
    Art Fairs in Chicago, London, Miami, Milan, and Stockholm
    1992
    Meissner Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
    Nahan Galleries, New York City, New York, USA
    Saga, Paris, France
    1993
    Amkonigsplatz Gallery, Paderborn, Germany
    Galerie A.D.S., Paris, France
    Gloria Cohen Gallery, Paris, France
    Saga, Paris France
    Van Almsick Gallery, Gronau-Epe, Germany
    1994
    Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, USA
    French Embassy, Washington, D.C., USA
    Elbaz Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
    J. Bastien Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    1995
    Galerie de l'Estampe, Strasbourg, France
    Khun Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    Roer Gallery, Mûnster, Germany
    Winkler Gallery, Osnabrûck, Germany
    Nordstrand Gallery, Oslo, Norway
    1996
    Mensing Gallery, Hamm, Germany
    John Davies Gallery, London, England
    Frank Gallery, Paris, France
    Art Brillant Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Music Festival of Provins, Provins, France
    Jean Fradin Gallery, "Printemps des Arts", Nantes, France
    Geneva Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland
    Khun Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    Jaeschke Gallery, Braunshueig, Germany
    1997
    Saga, Paris, France
    Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, USA
    Frank Gallery, Paris, France
    1998
    World economic Forum, Davos-Switzerland
    Gallery Mensing, Hamburg – Germany
    Gallery Tosaka – Tokyo-Osaka- Japon
    Gallery L’EstampeStrasbourg – France
    Saga Paris - France
    1999
    Gallery Anstensen, Stockholm Artfair- Sweden
    Gallery Norstrand, Oslo- Norway
    Gallery Tosaka, Tokyo- Osaka
    Gallery ducastel Avignon- France
    Gallery Mensing Hannover – Germany
    Gallery Tosaka , Los Angeles – U.S.A.
    2000
    Artenim Nimes – France
    Gallery Tosaka, Tokyo- Osaka
    Gallery Mensing Hannover – Germany
    Gallery Maryse Blaive Beaune- France
    Gallery HassoldAugsburg – Germany
    Gallery Anstensen, Göteborg – Sweden
    2001
    Gallery Mensing Hannover – Germany
    World economic Forum, Davos-Switzerland
    2002
    Gallery R. Linköping – Sweden
    Gallery Mensing Hannover – Germany
    Gallery L’EstampeStrasbourg – France
    2003
    Gallery TosakaTokyo – Osaka – Japon
    2004
    Editions of Etchings
    L’Esprit Robert Casadesus Paris – France
    2005
    Gallery Mensing Hannover – Germany
    Gallery Mensing, Hamburg – Germany
    Gallery Tosaka, Tokyo- Osaka

    2006
    Gallery Mensing Hannover – Germany
    2007
    Galerie Montagnon Montbéliard – France
    Atelier Grognard Rueil-Malmaison – France
    Gallery Tosaka, Tokyo- Osaka
    Gallery R. Linköping – Sweden
    Sola Galsmästeri Karlstad - Sweden
    2008

    Partial List of Private & Public Collections


    Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York
    Bridgeston Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
    Elf Atochem, Paris, France
    Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California
    The Jewish Museum, New York City, New York
    Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Virginia
    Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, New York
    Schlumberger Foundation, Paris, France
    Weizman Institute, Rehovot, Israel
    Niagara Falls Museum, Buffalo, New York