Public Art at Williams
Isaac Witkin (American, 1936-2006)
Gift of Jacques and Donatella Lennon
Photo by Megan Cross
Born in South Africa in 1936, Witkin garnered international attention during his long sculptural career. Having initially studied in London, Witkin was heavily influenced by his teachers, among them Sir Anthony Caro and Henry Moore. After having studied and taught at London’s famous St. Martin’s School of Art, Witkin moved to the United States where he settled in Bennington, Vermont. At Bennington College, Witkin worked with the local community of internationally renowned artists “the Green Mountain boys,” including Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, and art critic Clement Greenberg.
Witkin’s works are in the collections of major museums both in the United States and abroad, including, among others, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fine Arts Museum, University of Sydney, Australia, Tate Gallery, London, and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.