Jan Menses
Kaddish Series on the Holocaust - Shoah
Kaddish Series
Kaddish Prayer
Kaddish Paintings
Kaddish Drawings
Klippoth Series
Klippoth Series
Klippoth Early Works
Klippoth Later Works
Tikkun Series
Tikkun Series
Tikkun Paintings
Diabolica Series
Diabolica Series
Diabolica Etchings
Diabolica Paintings
Color Works Series
Color Works Series
Color Works Paintings
Works of Art by Series
Early Portraits
Early Drawings
Abstract Works
Lithography Series
Shvirat Hakelim Series
Surrealistic Inks Series
Doomed Children Series
The Stages of a Painting 1
The Stages of a Painting 2
Virtual Galleries
Portraits by Orly Yahalom
Holocaust Survivor Ima Nadia
Gallery Under Construction
Marquis Who's Who Annual Publications

MENSES, Jan, R.C.A., A.N., A.E., A.I., LL.D.;
painter, draughtsman, printmaker, muralist; b. Rotterdam, Netherlands 28 April 1933; s. Jan and Elisabeth Wilhelmina (Schwarz) M.; e. Willem de Zwijger H.B.S. Rotterdam 1951; Degrees in Eng. lang. and Dutch lang. Rotterdam 1952, ’56; Royal Air Force Offrs.’ Acad. Breda, Holland grad. 1954; Rotterdam Art Acad. Etching & Lithography 1959; study trips Europe, N. Africa 1956-58, Israel 1971, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’89; m. Rachel Régine d. late Rabbi Shlomo Kadoch, Morocco, 7 Dec. 1958; children: Solomon, Hninah Sarah, Nechama Elisabeth Halo; Rsch./ work trips to Israel 1992- ; solo exhns.: France, Holland, Spain, Morocco to 1960; Jewish Pub. Lib., Montreal 1960; McGill Univ. 1961; Penthouse Gallery, Montreal 1962; Montebello Gallery, Montreal 1962; Tifereth Jerusalem Cong., Montreal 1963; Isaacs Gallery, Toronto 1964; Jason Teff Gallery, Montreal 1964; Delta Gallery, Rotterdam 1965; Galerie Godard Lefort, Montreal 1966; Gallery Moos, Toronto 1967; Galerie Martal, Montreal 1971-72; Rotterdamse Kunststichting 1974; Galerie Mira Godard, Toronto 1977, Montreal 1978; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1976 (retrospective) Studio Gravure G, Ottawa 1979; Elca London Gallery, Montreal 1979, Seasons Galleries, The Hague 1980; Univ. of B.C. Fine Arts Gallery 1981; Galerie Don Stewart, Montreal 1981; Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Mass. 1983; Galerie Michel Tetreault Art Contemporain, Montreal 1983; Saidye Bronfman Centre Museum 1984; Agnès Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston 1984; Blom & Dorn Gallery, New York 1985-91, 1994-96; Marywood College Museum, Scranton, Pa. 1985; Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Westmount, Que. 1986-87; Wolfson Community Ctr., Safed, Israel 1987; Mayanot Gallery, Jerusalem 1987, ’88; Esperanza Gall., Montreal 1988-89; Young Israel of Montreal 1989; Gallery Hamaayan Haradum-Safed, Israel 1989- ; Galerie La Magie D’Art, Toronto 1991; Blom & Dorn Gallery, Hartford, Conn. 1992, 1996-97; Gallery Har Nof, Jerusalem, Israel 1994; Safed Gallery / Museum: Menses Hamaayan Haradum; Nora Gallery, Jerusalem 1995-96, 1998-99; The DBD Gallery, Santa Monica, U.S.A. 1999; Bezalel – Artist Academy, Jerusalem 2004; two-man shows: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1961, ’65; Philadelphia Art Alliance 1969; Concordia Univ., Montreal 1985; rep. over 250 group exhns. Canada, USA, Europe, most recent: Gallery / Museum Hamaayan Haradum, Safed, Israel 1999-2004; Triennale Majdanek Museum, Lublin, Poland; R.C.A. Tableaux du Quebec Academy House Gallery, Toronto 1991, Permanent Exhibition of Safed Artists, Artist’s Colony, Safed, Israel; Ora Group of 8 – Israel Art Gallery of Ont., Toronto 1990; rep. major permanent collections incl.: The London Regional Art & Historical Museums (3 works); Bronfman Museum, Cdn. Jewish Congress, Montreal, Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia; Olympia & York Collection, Toronto; McGill Univ. Collection, Montreal; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Cdn. Jewish Congress Museum, Montreal; Esperanza Gallery Collection, Montreal; Holocaust Remembrance Centre, Toronto; City of Safed, Israel; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Brooklyn Museum, N.Y.; Art Inst. of Chicago; Cleveland Museum of Art; Detroit Inst. of Arts; Yale Univ., New Haven; Yivo Inst., N.Y.; Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Mass.; Jonathan Edwards College, New Haven; Museum of Art, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson U.S.A.; Nat. Gallery of Canada, Canada Council Art Bank, Dept. of External Affairs, Ottawa; Thomas More Inst., Montreal; Universite de Montreal; ; CBC Collection, Montreal; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Musee d’ Art Contemporain, Montreal; Concordia Univ. Montreal; Lavalin Collection Montreal; The Gallery, Stratford; The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; Holocaust Mem. Centre Montreal (Mural.); Quebec Prov. Museum; Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston; C.I.L. Collection, Montreal; Cadillac-Fairview Collection, Montreal; Loto Quebec Collection, Montreal; Owens Art Museum, Sackville, N.B.; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Boymans-Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; David Giles Carter Collection, New Haven. Conn.; Bar Ilan Univ. Collection, Tel Aviv, Israel; Museo Ciani di Villa Caccia Lugano; Yad Vashem Holocaust Mem., Jerusalem; Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem; Victoria and Albert, London; The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, N.H. U.S.A.; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester,, Mass.; The New York Public Library; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ont. Canada; Strassburger Coll., Israel; Malchi Coll. of Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Israel; Oziel Coll. of Contemp. Art, Toronto; Denbo Coll. of Contemp. Art, Los Angeles, U.S.A.; Mira Godard Coll. of Contemp. Art, Toronto; De Leeuw Coll. of Contemp. Art, Holland; as well as private colls. Canada, U.S.A., Europe, N. Africa, Australia & New Zealand, Japan, U.S.S.R; Haifa Musuem of Modern Art, Haifa; Vatican Museum, Rome; Banque d’Oeuvres d’Art du Quebec, Quebec; Ministère des Communautés Culturelles et de l’Immigration du Quebec, Quebec; Shalom Hartman Inst., Jerusalem; Collection Rishon LeZion, Jerusalem; Jewish Public Library, Montreal; Cemp Collection, Montreal; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I. U.S.A.; University Art Galleries, Univ. of New Hampshire, U.S.A.; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis Univ., Waltham, Mass., U.S.A.; recent acquisitions of works: Musee d’art Contemporain de Montreal; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (2 works); Univ. College of Cape Breton Art Gallery, Sydney, N.S.; Panstwowe Muzeum Na-Majdanku, (The Maidanek Museum, Lublin, Poland); Confederation Art Museum, Charlottetown, P.E.I. (1 work); Kitchener / Waterloo Museum, Ont. (5 works); Indianapolis Museum of Art, U.S.A.; recipient, 5 First Prizes Nat. Art Exhn. Que. 1960-64 Concours Artistiques de la Prov. De Que. Grand Prize 1965; 5th, 10th and 11th Winnipeg Shows 1961, ’66, ’68; IX Internat. Exhn. Drawings & Engravings Lugano 1966; Official Centennial Art Competition Toronto Perspective Prize 1967; Hadassah Prizes Montreal 1967, ’69, ’70, ’71, ’82; Reeves of Canada Award Ont. Soc. Artists Toronto 1969, Tigert Award 1970, Loomis & Toles Award 1972; Laureat Concours Artistiques Prov. Que. 1971; J.I. Segal Arts Award Montreal 1975; Accademia Italia delle Arte e del Lavoro Italy Gold Medal 1980; First Prize, Third Quebec Biennale 1981; Hon. Degree, Universita Delle Arti, Italy 1981; Image 81 Award, Ont. Soc. Artists 1981; Gold Medal Internat. Parliament U.S.A. 1982; Image 82 Award Montreal, Ont. Soc. Artists 1981; Gold Medal Internat. Parliament U.S.A. 1982; Image 82 Award Montreal, Ont. Soc. Artists 1982; Gran Premio delle Nazione, Italy 1983; World Culture Prize for Letters, The Arts and the Sciences, Italy 1984; Oscar d’Italia 1985; European Banner of Arts with Gold Medal 1984; Hon. Degree, Maestro Accademico, Accademia Bedriacense, Italy 1984; Golden Flame Award, Italy 1986; Ish Shalom Award, Jerusalem 1994; various Can. Council grants and Sr. Arts Fellowships 1969-70, 1971-72, 1981-82; 4 purchase awards; CBC Film Documentary Jan Menses: Exile and Redemption (on Klippoth, Kaddish & Tikkun Cycles) 1985; participated Internat. Art Fairs Paris, France Cologne, Germany 1986; Lectr. In Fine Arts, Concordia Univ. 1973-76; Visiting Artist, Mount Allison Univ. 1978-90; major cycles of work: Diabolica Series 1961-62, Victors Series 1963, Kaddish Series 1965-1980, Klippoth Series 1963-78, Tikkun Series 1978-, Metamorphoses Series, Doomed Children Series, Shevirath Hakelim Series, Lepers Series (Morocco); illustrated vol. of poetry based on Exodus 1960; Staub un Ebigkeit 1981; served with Royal Dutch Air Force 1953-55; Officer’s Academy; mem., President’s Counchil, Univ. of New Hampshire, U.S.A.; mem., Accademia Italia delle Arte e del Lavoro; Soc. Des Artistes en Arts Vusuels du Que.; Royal Cdn. Academy of Arts (R.C.A.); Accademia d’Europa; Accadmia delle Nazioni; Jewish Am. Acad. of Arts and Sciences, U.S.A.; Israel Assn. of Visual Art, Jerusalem 1994; languages spoken and written; Dutch, English, French, German; Addresses: 29, Rechov Chai Taib, Apt. 20, Har Nof, Jerusalem, Israel 95405 and 15 Rehov Tet Zain, Artist’s Quarter, Safed, Israel 13213.

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