July 14, 1890
Born in Vitebsk .
He studied at a vocational school in Vitebsk , taking drawing lessons from Peng.
Was sent to relatives in the north of England , took sculpture lessons at a local art school.
Moved to Paris , worked at the "Hive".
His work was exhibited at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Indépendants.
Exhibited in Berlin, Amsterdam, London.
Worldwide recognition has come.
Personal exhibitions at the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, the Boijmans van Benningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
The artist was awarded the Grand Prix at the Venice Biennale .
He opened the six-meter monument "The Ruined City" in Rotterdam, on which he worked since 1945.
Works on a monument to Vincent van Gogh , which was installed in 1961 in Auvers-sur-Oise (France). The sculptor completely departed from cubism. And the city of Auvers-sur-Oise forever connected the names of the great artist and the great sculptor. There are 39 sculptures by Zadkine on display here.
Zadkine taught at the Paris Academy of Grande Chaumières.
Awarded the Grand National Prix de France for art.
Recipient of the Order of the Legion of Honor .
A representative monograph "The Secret World of Ossip Zadkine" was published, including his lithographs, poems, photographs of the artist.
A giant retrospective was opened at the Art Museum Zurich.
November 25, 1967
He died and was buried in Paris, in the metropolitan cemetery of Montparnasse.
Autobiographical book "Hammer and Cutter", Osip Zadkine;
Monograph on Zadkine, Maurice Reynal, 1921.
The artist about his practice:
"... Those who wrote in the twenties that I "found" myself make me smile today. I must confess that I never found myself, and, most likely, it was the constant search that aroused in me an obsession that never left me and which is easy to find in each of my wooden or stone works ... "