About Itschak de Lange 

Itschak de Lange (1951) was born in Israel and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. His family is of German and Dutch origins. 

Between 1975 and 1982 he studied art in Holland: 

1975-1977 Vrij Academie, Den Haag, Holland, specialization in drawing, painting and print. 

1977-1982 Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Holland. Gained a post-graduate M.A degree in art.   

His works are regularly exhibited in one-man and group shows in leading art establishments in Israel, among them: The Israel Museum in Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Haifa museum; Yanko Dada museum in Ein Hod, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, and Baram museum. De Lange's works have been acquired by public museums and private collectors worldwide.

A central theme in de Lange's art is the search for his ancestral roots and the engagement with the fate of his immediate family members who lost their lives in the Holocaust. These concerns extend to a more general artistic exploration of family life under an ongoing threat of major disasters. 

In recent years, his artworks provide a penetrating insight into the Israeli urban landscape. In the series "The Nephilim" and "Bunkers, Walls and Trenches", he depicts the confrontational, debatable ad apocalyptic presence of architectural structures that are supposed to provide physical and mental safety. 

Throughout his career, he also paints self-portraits and portraits of family members, friends and colleagues. These drawings, watercolors, prints and oil paintings, constitute an in-depth study of the human spirit. 

De Lange teaches and lectures courses of drawing, painting and printmaking in several higher education institutions. He initiated and runs large-scale artistic projects and collaborations; and curated several exhibitions of artists whose works appertain to his own artistic oeuvre. 

 
Solo exhibitions

2013       The Nefilim – Monfort, curator Prof.  Haim Maor
             Sinimatheque, Jerusalem

2012       The Nefilim, curator Prof. Haim Maor 

             Artists House, Tel Aviv

 

2012       The Last Decade, curator Daniella Talmor

             Zisman Gallery, Tel Aviv

2009      The Nefilim, Prof. Haim Maor

             Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheba

 

2008      Maarachot, curator Yifat Ben Natan 

             New Artist's Center, Kiryat Tivo'n

2008     'Crystal – Beton'  (together with Lee Rimon)

             The Edge Gallery, Nahariya

             Curator: Tali Tami


 

2005      "Escapia"  Wizo College Gallery, Haifa

2004      New Works, Contemporary Art Gallery                 

             Law office of Michael Pappe, Haifa

 

2004      "The Visit",  Kibbutz Givaat Haim Gallery, curator - Hanush Morag

2003      "Talks I Had With Max and Uncle P"

             New Artist Community Gallery, Kiryat Tivon

             curator- Yifat Ben Natan

2003      "Talks I Had With Max and Uncle P" - new works 

             On the Cliff, Municipal Gallery – Natanya

             curator: Hovav Givati 

2002      "Talks I Had With Max and Uncle P"

             Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv 

             Curator: Tali Tamir    (catalogue)

  •       from the series "Talks I Had With Max and Uncle P"

             Pyramid Gallery, Haifa

             Curater -  Tali Tamir   (curator's essay)                                                       

  •       "Archipelago" 

             The Art Center Gallery, Givat Haviva

             Curator: Dalia Bar Amotz  (catalogue)

1996       National Maritime Museum - Haifa Museum, Haifa

             Curator: Daniella Talmor  (catalogue)

1996      Heaps and Bulbs"

            Kabri Gallery    

            Curator: Drora Dekel   (curator's essay)

  •      The Artists House, Jerusalem 

1996      Contemporary Art Shelter 

            Suzan Dallal Center, Tel Aviv

            Curater -  Tali Tamir   (curator's essay)

  •       "Heaps and Bulbs"

            Yanco Dada Museum, Ein Hod

            Curator: Surin Heller  (catalogue)

1995      "Bridges and Rafts"

            Noga Gallery, Herzelia,  

            Curator: Nehama Gotlieb  (catalogue)

 

1994     Elizabeth Soutenberg Gallery 

            Western Galilee College

            Curator: Shula Bloch

1994     Sadna Banof - Work Shop in the Woods - Art Center                               Amuka, Biriya Forest, near Safed

1994     Gabriel House, Kineret                                                    

            Curator:  Sari Levin

1984     The New Gallery,  Haifa

            Curator: Shuli  Sheinfield   

1982      "Interior Exterior - Exterior Interior" 

            Aemstelle Museum, Amstelveen, Holland

1980     "Lines and Masses in Space"

            Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Holland

            Curator: Frank Loodijzen 

Acquisitions

 

Museums:  

Israel Museum, Jerusalem.  

Haifa Museum, Haifa.

Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod.  

 

Private collections: 

Israel, Holland, New Zealand, Switzerland, U.S.A.

 

Appears in the following books:

 

"Nederlanders in Israel"  Ruth de Jong,   p.86 - 91 

      Uitgeverij Groen 1999

 

"Kunst in Den Haag" I.B. Creveld, p.202 - 204, 226

      Uitgeverij "De Nieuwe Haagsche" 2000  

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Participation in Group exhibitions

2015       Print exhibition, gallery Rehorst, Den Haag, Holland

2014       "I am from Here'' The Peace Gallery, Givat Haviva 

             Curators Etti Amram and Asnat Ben Shalom

2014       'Along the Lines of Imagination', Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel, curator                    Sara Raiman Shorr         

2014      'Concrete Bulimia', Binyamini Center, Tel Aviv, curator Tali Tamir

 

2014      'Blue-and-White Delft', Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, curator Dr. Doron Lurie

2014      'Bunkers, Walls and Trenches', The Edge Gallery, Nahariya, Israel,    

             curator Itschak de Lange 
 

2011       Yigal Allon center, Kibbutz Ginosar on the sea of Galilee,
             curator Nava Shoshani 

2009      'Family Traces', Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel,

             curator Tami Manor Feridman 

2009      Family' Bar David Museum, Kibbutz Baraam, Israel, curator Sol Lenzini 

2008      'Strata of  Memory', 'The Artist's House, Tell Aviv, Israel,
             curator Dr. Batya Brutin and Irit Levin   

2008      Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt, Dusseldorf, 

             Germany  Curator:  Karin Rauers

2004      "Still Landscape - New and Old"

             Haifa Museum, Haifa, curator: Daniella Talmor

 

2003      "Portraits - 4000 Years of Portraiture"

             Tel Aviv Museum of Art, curator: Dr. Doron J. Lurie

2000      Milestones for Peace         

             Kastra Gallery, Haifa                                 

             The International Artists Museum (traveling exhibition)

             Curator: Doron Polak 

 

2000     "The Promised Land"

             Artists Constructing with Ackerstein Materials               

             Curators: Doron Polak and Ayelet Amoray  (catalogue) 

             The Israel Trade Fairs Convention Center, Tel Aviv                                        

 

2000      Public Art, Givatayim Theater

             Curators: Doron Polak and Ayelet Amoray(catalogue) 

2000      Greetings of Peace

             Givat Haviva 

             Curator: Etti Amram   

1999       Facing Peace

             The Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, Tel Aviv 

             Curator: Doron Polak  

1997       Artists Messengers of Peace

             Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel 

             Curator: Talia Rapaport   

1997      "A Middle Eastern Horse"

            Installation on the roof of Beit Hagefen

            Wadi Nisnas Artistic Events, Beit Hagefen, Haifa

            Curator:  Hanna Kofler   

1997     Man and and Enviroment Museum                                                  

           Petach Tikva, Israel

           Curator:  Drorit Gur Arie   

1995     "Mediator" - Installation on the roof of Beit Hagefen

           Wadi Nisnas Artistic Events, Beit Hagefen, Haifa

           Curator: Hanna Kofler  

   

1995     The Third Eye Gallery

           Kibbutz Hasolelim

           Curator: Orna Bruk

1991     Flowers

           "Amanut La’am" Art promotion -  Israel                                

           Traveling exhibition, Israel 

           Curator: Surin Heller

 

1991     Fall Exhibition

           Teffen  Museum, Curator:  Natan Zach

1991     From the Limits of the West

           "Amanut La'am" Art promotion -  Israel

           Traveling exhibition, Israel

           Curator: Dr. Haim Finkelstein (catalogue)

1992     Bat Yam Museum 

           Curator: Hili Govrin

1992     "On the Peace Frontier - Meeting"

           Givat Haviva, Israel

           Curator: Sarit Shapira

1990     Israeli Art Month, Israel Festival, Jerusalem Theater                                      Jerusalem, Israel

           Curator: Noa Aviram Pritski    

1990    "Panda With no Rules" 

           Petach Tikva Museum

           Curator: Dalia Levin 

1988     Print Exhibition

           The Print Museum, Safed

1987     Print Exhibition

           Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv  

           

1986     Kreihaus Museum, Ludwigsburg, Germany

           Curator: Arie Sagi  

1985     Print Exhibition

           Ehad Haam 90 Gallery, Tel Aviv

           Curators: Bilu Blich and Arie Berkovitch

1984     Ehad Haam 90 Gallery, Tel Aviv

           Curators: Bilu Blich and Arie Berkovitch

1983     The Israeli  Graphic Triennial       

           Haifa Museum

1982     Reitveld Academie, Amsterdam, Holland

 

1982     Den Helder Museum, Den Helder, Holland

Itschak de lange | Tel:+972-(0)522349527 | Email: itschak.delange@gmail.com | P.O.B. : 906 Nahariya, Israel 

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