Nissan Engel Biography

Nissan Engel




Printmaker, painter, sculptor and collage artist Nissan Engel was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1931. He graduated from the Beaux-Arts Bezalel in Jerusalem in 1956, where he studied painting, printmaking, and design, and in 1957 he studied stage and costume design at Centre Dramatique de l’Est, in Strasbourg, France. He began exhibiting in 1958, at Landwelin Gallery and Andre Weil Gallery, and in 1965 he moved to New York City. He remained in the U.S. for nearly a decade, before returning to France, where he settled in Paris in 1975. Engel died on November 3, 2016.
Engel exhibited widely, throughout the United States and abroad, including: Los Robles Gallery, California, USA (1966); Riebenfield Gallery, Israel (1970); Lim Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (1972); International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland (1975); Vinciana Gallery, Italy (1977); Art Expo New York (1981); Lincoln Center, New York (1985); Meissner Gallery, Hamburg (1989), Nahan Galleries, New York (1990); Glerie l’Estampe, Strasbourg, France (1995); John Davies Gallery, London (1996), among many other. His works are held in numerous collections worldwide.