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Dina Merhav דינה מרחב‎‎ distinguished Croatian born Israeli sculptor presented by Yoko Nishii
By Yoko Nishii | Published  08/9/2017 | People , Ideas , Environment , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Her first individual exhibitions outside of Israel took place in Croatia's capital Zagreb in 2013


Dina Merhav in her birthplace, the city of Vinkovci in Croatia




Dina Merhav in her native city of Vinkovci, Croatia





Pressica XVII 508 Gost Dina Gross Merhav 57min 38sek



PARK SKULPTURA DINE MERHAV GROSS



Dina Merhav, Israel

Dina Merhav is an international artist, born in 1936 in the city of Vinkovci, Croatia, whose works are in public and private collections throughout the globe.

Her sculptures can be found in Mumbai, India, Geneve, Switzerland, Canada, USA and Europe. In Israel, her base and homeland, the sculptures are placed in parks, schools, industrial plants, and memorial sites.

In particular it is significant to mention the Oil Refinery in the Haifa Bay area, the Merhav Nesher Industrial Park, at the Nesher Cement Factory in the northern part of Israel and in its other branches in the country where she constructed numerous sculptures.

Her first individual exhibition otuside of Israel took place in Croatia's capital Zagreb in 2013, in the Glyptotheque of HAZU (= Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts) Gallery in Zagreb. Later the same year, it was transferred to her native city of Vinkovci, where it has been welcomed with great appreciation and love.



Dina Merhav in Vinkovci in 2013, on the left her host Dr. Dražen Švagelj




DINA MERHAV, Sculptress

Specializes in constructing big outdoor sculptures around the world.

  • 1936 > Born in the city of Vinkovci, Croatia.
  • 1949 > Immigrated with her family to Israel, settled in Kiryat Motzkin.
  • 1953-1957 > Studied and Graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
  • Began to work as graphic designer.
  • 1966-1996 > Instructor of graphic design and sculpture, Hadassa Wizo College of Design, Haifa.
  • 1971-1974 > Instructor of graphic design, Art Department, University of Haifa.
  • 1975-1980 > Instructor of graphic design, External Studies, Technion, Haifa.
  • 1984-1985 > Studied sculpture, University of Haifa.
  • 1984 > Participated in a stone sculpture seminar, Pietra Santa, Italy.
  • Published poetry book For You With Love.
  • 1998 > Received the Herman Struck Prize, Haifa Municipality.

Works currently in her sculpture studio in Kibbutz Nir Ezion. Lives in Artists Village Ein Hod

Participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad.

One Person Shows

  • 1974 Eshkolot Gallery, Haifa, Israel
  • 1982 Haifa Auditorium, Israel
  • 1984 Guy Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1986 Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1988 The New Gallery, Beit Abba Chushi, Haifa, Israel
  • 1993 Artists House, Haifa, Israel
  • 1995 Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1996 Industry House, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1997 Artists House, Ein Hod, Israel
  • 1999 Ein Hod Gallery, Ein Hod, Israel
  • 2001 Ein Hod Gallery, Ein Hod, Israel
    The Constant Sculpture Gallery, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • 2005 Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pais Hall for Culture & Art, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Main Building, Electricity com. Haifa, Israel
  • 2006 Man & the Living World Museum, National Park, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • 2008 Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2012 Artists' Houes Tel Aviv, Israel. Birds in Chinese - November 2012 Tel Aviv
  • 2013 Flying Birds, Exhibition in the Glyptotheque of HAZU gallery in Zagreb (HAZU = Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts), June
  • 2013 Flying Birds, together with artist Toni Franovic, the Town Gallery Vinkovci, Croatia, July 2013
  • 2016 Ein Hod Gallery. The Woman with Iron Wings

Sources en.ein-hod.org and ein-hod.info/artists/dina/coriculem/coriculem.htm


Selected photos from Vinkovci sent to us by Yoko Nishii, Japan:


Dina Merhav: Flying bird in the city of Vinkovci, where Dina Merhav Gross was born

Photos sent to us by Yoko Nishii during her stay in Vinkovci during Vinkovci Automns cultural manifestation in 2016



Yoko Nishii in front of the Flying bird park in the city of Vinkovci




Many thanks to Yoko Nishii for suggesting this article to the readers of the CROWN.

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