Yizhak Alexander Frenkel Frenel
1938, 1939, 1940, 1948
Lithography - International Lithography Exhibition
Grand Prix de Paques (Nude)
Grand Prix de Noel (expressionism)
Grand prix International de Peinture de la Côte d’Azur en Frande Finale
Grand prix International de Deauville
Fine Arts Academy
(Odessa, Russian Empire)
Studied under Aleksandra Ekster
1920 - 1925 (estimated)
École des Beaux-Arts and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière
Studied at the studios of Antoine Bourdelle and painter Henri Matisse.
Established the artists' cooperative in Jaffa and an artists' studio in Gymnasia Herzliya where gave lessons in painting and sculpture
The Dutch painter Piet Mondrian acquired two of his abstract paintings for an English collector.
Opened the Histadrut Art School in Tel Aviv.
His students included Shimshon Holzman, Mordechai Levanon, David Hendler, Joseph Kossonogi, and Siona Tagger. He was a mentor to Bezalel students Avigdor Stematsky, Yehezkel Streichman, Moshe Castel, and Arie Aroch. All those who studied under him absorbed French influence and most of them would go to learn in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s.
He presented in the "Ohel" theater his abstract work, compositions of geometric shapes, and alongside them landscape paintings. The exhibition in the Ohel was called "Modern Artists", Tel Aviv's response to the conservative Bezalel-driven art in Jerusalem's Tower of David exhibition.
Designed the "Adloyada" carnival in Tel Aviv.
Began designing sets and costumes for the "HaOhel" theater. He will continue engaging in this sort of work until 1949, continuing his work both for the "HaOhel" theater as well as the "HaBima" theater. During that same period he also painted portraits of several famous actors who worked for the said theaters.
In the year of Israel's independence, he will be allowed to record historic milestones in its story. Painting the first meeting of the Knesset as well as the first meeting of the military committee of the IDF. He also made portraits of the first 120 MKs (Members of the Knesset).
He would become one of the founders of the "Artists Colony of Safed". He chose to distance himself from most of the artists of the colony, leading to the colony's resentment of him.
Exhibited his work in the 25th and 26th Bienniale of Venice, representing Israel. In 1952 he exhibited again in Paris.
Studied glassworks in France and created vitrages, which were ordered by Baroness Alix de Rothschild for a chapel in Normandy in the north of France.
His house reopened as a museum; the Frenkel Frenel Museum.
He had a One-man show at the famous "Orangerie" of Paris, in celebration of his 80th birthday; inaugurated by the President of the French Senate, Alain Poher.