Efrat Natan

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Efrat Natan
Born 1947
Israel
Nationality Israeli, Jewish
Education Studied with Raffi Lavie
Known for Painting

Efrat Natan is an Israeli artist.

Biography[edit]

Efrat Natan grew up on Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin in the Beit She'an Valley.[1] She studied with Raffi Lavie. Her art was influenced by life on the kibbutz and utopian ideals.[2] [3]Her sculpture "Swing of the Scythe" (2002) is in the permanent exhibition of the Israel Museum. Composed of scythes arranged in a circle, the work draws on Natan's childhood memories growing up on a kibbutz as well as the myth of the Zionist pioneer, symbolizing the renewed relationship between the Jews and the land.[4]


Swing of the Scythe Sculpture, 2002

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 1979 Beatrice S. Kolliner Award for a Young Israeli Artist, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2002 Prize to Encourage Creativity, Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport
  • 2006 Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport Prize
  • 2006 Ministry of Education Prize for the Fine Arts
  • 2009: Mifal Hapayis Prize for the Fine Arts

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Efrat Natan: Tar and Lime
  2. ^ Zalmona, Yigal, 100 Years of Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2010
  3. ^ Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina (ed.), Modernism in Dialogue: 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2010
  4. ^ Information Center for Israeli Art, Israel Museum

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