# Indian-Origin British Sculptor Anish Kapoor Wins $1 Million Israeli Prize (Download PDF) () Renowned Indian - origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor was honored with the prestigious$1 million 2017 Genesis Prize. Prize is given for his utmost contribution for Jewish community. He was chosen by the prize committee headed by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky.

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• Anish Kapoor was honored with the prestigious $1 million 2017 Genesis Prize. • He is Indian - origin British sculptor. • Prize by Israel for Anish Kapoor’s utmost contribution for Jewish community. • Received money by artist would be contributed by him to help Syrian refugees and expand Jewish engagement in global effort to reduce refugee crisis. • Anish was chosen by rize committee headed by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky. About Anish Kapoor • Born: 12 March 1954 (age 62 years), Mumbai • Nationality: British • Known for: Sculpture • Awards • Turner Prize 1991 • Preamium Imperiale 2011 • Genesis Prize 2017 • He has made a wide contribution towards arts of Jewish community and is regarded as most influential and innovative artists of his generation. • Some of his well-known work includes, ’Turning the World Upside Down’ at Israel Museum in Jerusalem, ’Cloud Gate’ in Chicago’s Millennium Park and ‘Orbit’ in London. • He had served as a public advocate for many years for the cause of refugees. About Genesis Prize • It was founded in 2012 with a prize of USD$1 million.
• It is given annually to an exceptional human being who has attained outstanding excellence in his or her chosen field, is a role model in community and who can inspire next generation of Jews worldwide.
• The prize was founded with objective of inspiring and developing a sense of pride and belonging among young unaffiliated Jews throughout world.
• Prize is awarded by Genesis Prize Foundation, office of Israeli Prime Minister and Jewish Agency for Israel.