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Yigal Tumarkin

Yigal Tumarkin's Biography

Yigal Tumarkin (born Peter Martin Gregor Heinrich Hellberg in Dresden, Germany in 1933) is an Israeli painter and sculptor, and an Israel Prize laureate (2004).


Yigal Tumarkin emigrated to Mandate Palestine from Germany at the age of two, where he later served in the Israeli Sea Corps. After completing his military service, he studied sculpture in Ein Hod, a village of artists near Mount Carmel. Yigal Tumarkin is famous for the memorial sculpture of the Holocaust in the central square of Tel Aviv (Rabin Square), and for some sculptures situated in the Negev.

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