Robert Kirshbaum – Sculpture

Portal Series

Robert Kirschbaum has explored the Jerusalem Temple in his art since 1978. Inspired by the image of Solomon’s Temple at Dura Europa, he is particularly struck by the Dura image’s representation of the stonework on the facade of the Temple, which, says Kirschbaum, “evokes my own experience in visiting the Kotel.”

Robert Kirschbaum received his MFA degree from Yale University in 1974, undergraduate degrees from the University of Rochester and the Boston Museum School.  He is the recipient of three Fulbright awards and an Artist’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts; and he has exhibited and lectured about his work throughout the United States, India, and Israel.  His artwork is represented in permanent collections, including the Albright Knox Gallery of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, William Benton Museum, The Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York, the Montclair Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, the U.S. State Department, and the Pennell Print Collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. 

Robert Kirshbaum works in Hartford CT and New York City, NY USA