Isaac Witkin Catalogue
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Isaac Witkin
Chronology
1936
Born May 10 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
1956
First Prize, National Industrial Exhibition, "Rand Easter Show," South Africa.
 
1957-1961
Studied under Sir Anthony Caro, at St. Martin's School of Art, London, Art (currently a part of Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design), alongside Phillip King, William Tucker, David Annesley and Michael Bolus.
 
1961
Married Thelma Appel (later divorced).
 
1961-1963
Worked as apprentice to Henry Moore, executing at least five major commissions (including the Locking Piece and the Arch at MoMA), and overseeing installations and restoration of Moore's works around the world.
 
1963-1964
Sculpture Instructor, Maidstone College of Art, London, United Kingdom.
 
1963-1965
Professor of Sculpture, St. Martin's School of Art, London, United Kingdom.
 
1964-1965
Sculpture Instructor, Ravensbourne College of Art, London, United Kingdom.
 
1965
First Prize, "Prix de La Ville de Paris", IV Paris Biennale, Paris, France.
 
Worked with community of artists known as "The Green Mountain boys" including Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Poons, Paul Feeley, Jules Olitski and art critic Clement Greenberg until the late 1970's.
 
Emigrated to the Unites States.
 
1965-1979
Artist in Residence, Bennington College, Vermont.
 
1975
Became an American citizen.
 
1975-1978
Professor, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York.
 
1978
Artist in Residence, Johnson Atelier, Princeton, New Jersey.
 
1981
Guggenheim Fellowship.
 
Visiting Professor, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont.
 
1985
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant.
 
1987
Moved to a farm in Pemberton, New Jersey.
 
1987-1991
Member of Bennington College Art Collection Committee.
 
1990
Member of Yale University Art Advisory Committee.
 
1990-1992
Sculpture Professor, Philadelphia College of Art, Pennsylvania.
 
1990-2002
Board Member, International Sculpture Center (ISC).
 
1994
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant.
 
1996-2006
Member, National Academy, New York, New York.
 
1998-2002
Member, Royal Society of British Sculptors.
 
2001-2006
Sculpture Professor, Burlington County Community College, New Jersey.
 
2002
State of New Jersey Art Achievement Award, Burlington County College Foundation, New Jersey.
 
2006
Died April 23 in Pemberton, New Jersey.
 
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