Past Exhibitions

The Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art

A Decade of the Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art

The Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art was established in order to examine "the translation of realism into the unique creativity of contemporary artists." Indeed, the 120 works by the eleven Prize laureates featured in the exhibition present the various, varied and at times surprising expressions of Israeli realist painting through artists hailing from different worlds and together present an updated contemporary situation report of this artistic style.


Tuesday 12 March 2019


Monday 21 October 2019


Sam and Ayala Sacks Pavilion, Main Building

Guest curator:

Dr. Doron J. Lurie

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  • Sigal Tsabari Transitions, Outwards and Inwards, 2017, oil on canvas, 120x182, courtesy of Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • Leonid Balaklav Self-Portrait in Impasto on Palette, 2018, oil on wood palette, 28x18, collection of the artist, Jerusalem
  • Maïa Zer Insects and Butterflies 2, 2018, oil on wood panel, 51x122, collection of the artist, Tel Aviv
  • Amnon David Ar Keep Going, 2018, oil on canvas, collection of the artist, Berlin
  • David Nipo Self-Portrait as Fisherman, 2015, pastel on processed paper, 57x43, private collection, Tel Aviv
  • Eran Reshef Sarcophagus, 2016–2017, oil on wood, private collection
  • Ofer Rotem King George, 2012, graphite on paper, 45x50, private collection
  • Matan Ben Cnaan Jeremiah, 2018, oil on canvas, 116x160, courtesy of the artist and the Victor and Faye Morgenstern Collection, Chicago, USA
  • Eldar Farber One Light, 2018, oil on canvas, 49x50, courtesy of Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • Fatma Shanan Self-Portrait and a Carpet 2, 2017, oil on canvas, 200x140, private collection, Tel Aviv
  • Orit Akta Hildesheim Confined (Self-Portrait, Embalmed in Yemenite Clothes), 2018–2019, oil on canvas, 240X90, collection of the artist, Tel Aviv