Indian-Origin British Sculptor Anish Kapoor Wins $ 1 Million Israeli Prize (Download PDF)

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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.

Genesis winner 2017, Indian-Origin Anish Kapoor

Genesis Winner 2017, Indian-Origin Anish Kapoor

Genesis winner 2017, Indian-Origin Anish Kapoor

Highlights

  • 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

Anish Kapoor about, Awards

Anish Kapoor About, Awards

Anish Kapoor about, Awards

  • 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

Logo of Genesis Prize

Logo of Genesis Prize

Logo of 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.
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Image of Genesis Prize

Image of Genesis Prize

- Published/Last Modified on: August 12, 2017

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