A Short Biography
A Short Biography
ichael Shacham was born in New York City, he grew up on Kibbutz Sdot Yam in Israel.
He started learning sculpture at a very early age being encouraged by his grandfather Samuel Persoff, himself a professional artist. Afterwards he studied as an apprentice to Israeli Sculptors Y. Shemi, and later with I. Danziger. He then studied at the Art Students League of New York for almost 5 years, and took some art history courses at the New School.
Returning to Israel at the end of 1966, He built the first successful art bronze foundry in Israel. It is still operating today under the name of AP. Casting. In 1974 he returned to working as a sculptor full time. Michael served as a reservist in the Israeli army during the 6 day war of 1967, the war of attrition of 1969-1970 and the Yom Kippur war if 1973.
Michael Shacham had his first one man show in 1967 at a Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has since had many exhibitions of his work in Israel, Europe and in the USA, resulting in a large number of sculptures in private and public collections both here and overseas. Mr. Shacham has also won several public commissions including “The Dolphins”, At Metroplex I and the Long Beach Island library, Birds in Flight at Metroplex II, The Memorial for the Unknown solider in Israel, and the “Holocaust Torah” relief. Which was commissioned by Temple B’nai Or in Morristown NJ and was unveiled on March 31 2000.
Mr. Shacham is teaching sculpture at the present time at the Morris County Art Association, and at the American Woodcarving School. He taught at Ramapo Collage in the spring of 2000, and privately. While most of his work is pure sculpture, he has done some Judaic work such Menorahs, and sculpted Jewelry.
|Mike working on the casting of Adam & Eve|
|Mike opening the plaster casting of "Adam & Eve.|
Classes taught by Michael Shacham
10 Catherine Lane Morristown NJ
Working from the model in plasticine, Teaching sculpture anatomy & composition. All levels are welcome instruction is on an individual bases. Class meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
At the American Woodcarving School in Wayne NJ.
Current events; An Artist and a soldier
Linda Grandis Blatt art gallery in Temple B'nai Or
60 Overlook Rd. Morristown NJ.
.Opening reception was on Sunday Jan. 29th 2012 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM . The show will be open to April 8th 2012
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM,
Sundays: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
|Starting work July1st 2012 I am dwarfed by the the trunk|
| First cut , July 8 2012
|Frontal view on Aug. 7 2012, Just blocking it out the Angel will face in this direction|