Moshe Gershuni, 'The Soul of Israeli Art,' Dies at 80

Painter-sculptor took the state to court in 2003 when his Israel Prize win was revoked after he refused to attend ceremony with then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

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Moshe Gershuni, 'Yitzhak.
Moshe Gershuni, 'Yitzhak.Credit: Alon Ron
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Moshe Gershuni, pictured in 2006.Credit: Daniel Tchetchik
Moshe Gershuni's 'Stubbornness pays off' (1979)Credit: Studio Yoram Aschheim
“For the Director of Music to the Tune of ‘The Death of the Son,’” by Moshe Gershuni (1981).Credit: Courtesy
Moshe Gershuni, 'Yitzhak, Yitzhak' (1982) glass paint and mixed media on coated paper.Credit: Courtesy



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