shimon drory

This artist accepts commissions

Mediums Used

The human image

The main theme in my artwork is the human image. Part of the figures are abstract, made of Carrara marble and Marmara marble. Those material are my favorite as i learned to like them while working in workshops in Carrara, Italy. Another part is formed of metal, clay and concrete. In my work i strive to express the woman`s beauty, tenderness and gentleness, much more than the man`s strength. While visiting Florence, Venice, Athena, Paris, Luxembourg, i realized that placing human shaped sculptures in empty spaces in nature or in the town square, enables each person there and than to have an emotional experience.

He developed working skill with blocks of Rocks, forming a human figure that emerge out of the stone, revealing the sculpture that was hidden wrapped inside. A rock that is holding within it variety of forms and processes as they are kept frozen out of feeling deep love to life and to the forms in nature. My belief is full with hope and the yearn for creativity has no limits.

Achieving perfection will be accomplished through hard work, caused by the constant need to know and understand all the possibilities and limits of the material and the plasticity laws. As a sculptor i situated always with the dilemma between the expressive form and the plastic form. Supreme solution comes into reality in the human body. The Ancient Greek nature influenced me, and so i studied soon the limits of the material and the plasticity laws in order to reach perfection in forming the human figure. Knowing all the possibilities which are hidden in nude and having the right concept of the human body and forming them in nature is the a real ambition to reach an equality of the human image in the abstract and naturalistic sculpturing. Interpretation of feeling, i marks the image lines of the human body with a wave of rhythmic movement of arching and concurs that express the position that created them.

During the blockade period of the old city of Jerusalem, i obtained from my father the spiritual and material values while i was dealing with metals, precious stones and creative craft. There began my acquaintance of metal of all kinds helping him in his studies and work with the sculptor Michael Gross who is very appreciated as a powerful great artist. Together we form an environmental sculpture in Oranim college. Another talented sculptor that immensely influenced me was Dan Cafri. I was impressed by the gold and copper ornaments with the huge fresco paintings that were on the high dome ceiling of the synagogue “Rabi Yehuda Hachasid” where my father used to pray and of which the beauty and height overlooked all the churches and mosques of Jerusalem.

Sculptures by shimon drory



I was born in 1935 in the old city of Jerusalem. In the Independent war I participated the youth-brigade of the "HAGANA", in the blockaded city.

I was recruited to the I.D.F. and served with the Marines, upon the "Miznak" destroyer. In Sinai war I was recruited again and finished my army service as A.B.C. officer. Being released from the army i worked as a senior sailor with the commercial fleet. The first few steps in my art was while forming the "Gate of images" in my home and teaching Art.

in 1972 i earned my BA in Art and Education and MA degree in Educational administration and supervision in Haifa University. I was qualified as community worker of the social school in Jerusalem University and appointed as a consul in Haifa University. As a graduate of teachers seminar "Oranim" was teaching art sculpturing and painting. My art mentors were sculptors Michael Gross, Daniel Kafri and of the painters: Sima Slonim, and Arie Navon of Ein-Hod.

In 1985 i worked in sculpture workshops, in Carrera, Italy, specializing in several kinds of marbles in "CENTRO STUDIO DEL MARMO CARRERA". I also was taught arts in the Particular Education Schools. I studied wood and metal sculpturing in Ramat Hadassah and Oranim. In the last few years I was helping in Tiberius to rehabilitate families who lost their sons in the army. I was active in "Hanoar Vehachlutz" movement, went to the U.S. to reinforce the relations with the Jewish community and the Zionist Youth in the U.S. I worked in summer camps in "Rama" N.Y. were I was the head dept of sculpturing and the art of wood caring. In Qiryat. Tivon I was a member of the local Authority and a member of the social welfare committee. For 15 years i volunteered with Road Police the "Hytam" in Q. Tivon and Tiberius. Today, while retired i`m sculpturing in materials such as - Marble-Carrera, Basalt-stone, Metal, Wood, Ceramic and Glass in my studio in Yavne`el.


President of the state of Israel.

Mr. Teddy Kollek, former Mayor of Jerusalem.

Mr. Peretz, Mayor of Tiberius.

Mr. Chaim Tzipori, General Manager of the Comm. Centers-Company

Mr. Shmuel Abuav, Head of Local authorities K. Tivon

Mr. Amichay Ben-Dror, Head of Local authorities K. Tivon

Mr. Avi Kostitzky, Head of Local authorities Yavne`el

Mr. Dani Edelman, Head of "RAMA" camps New-York, U.S.A.

Public Works

1983 Memorial statue- for the Fallen in Israel-Battles, Community Center, Pomerantz, Jerusalem

1963 Metal Wall- "WIZO" Local Authority building, K. Tivon

1969 Environmental sculpturing- 7 Metal sculptures, the sculptor present for "Kfar-Tikva", Zaid Hill

1970 Environmental sculpture- "Oranim" college, K. Tivon

1983 Monument- in memory of Chaim Tzipori General Manager of Community Center, K. Tivon

1983 Monument- in memorial of the Fallen of "Urim" School, K. Tivon.

1983 Statue- in memory of "Holocaust and Heroism" in "Iris" Center, K. Tivon

1984 Monument- for memorial day`s in "Mechora" Hostel, K. Chasidim.

1984 Monument- Secretariat in State-School, Arad

1984 Statue- in memory of the Fallen teachers of technical school "Neve David", Haifa

1993 Community sculpture- "Labour and creativity" in Labourers councel, Tiberias.

1999 Environmental sculpture- "Hashalom" menora placed upon "yama", Hill Sides Yavne`el.

1999 Community sculpturing- 6 sculpturs on Mishmar Hashlosha st., Yavne`el.

2000 Monument- in memory of Emanuel Kramer B.M. "Horse and his plough", Yavne`el.

2001 Environmental sculpture- Gas Station, Laibovitz House, Mismar Hashlosha, Yavne`el.

2001 Wall sculpturing- "The seven kinds". Front wall of Kindergarden, Yavne`el.


This artists work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Modern Contemporary statues sculpture statuary Don Kihote Don Quixote sculptures statues statuettes Figurines Horse and Rider/Jockey Sculpture/Equestrian Sculptures Human and Animal sculptures Human Figurative Sculptures Literary and Musical Characters sculptures Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone Human Form: Abstract Sculptures Interior Indoors Inside Sculpture Small/Little Figurative sculpture/statuette/ statuary/ornament/figurine Spiritual sculpture Male Men Youths Masculine statues sculptures statuettes figurines Meditation sculpture/statues/statuettes/figurines Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines Abstract Contemporary Modern Large Monumental Public Art sculpture statues statuary Geometric Sculpture Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculptures Spherical Globe like Ball shaped Round Abstract Contemporary sculpture statue statuette Anatomical Sculptures of parts of the human body Ceramic sculptures Indoor figurative sculpture Surrealist Sculpture Animals in General Sculptures statues Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary Love / Affection Sculpture Pregnant and post Pregnant Women or Females Sculptures Abstract Loop or Ring Indoor and Outside Sculptures / Statues / statuettes Repetitive Form/Shape Abstract sculptures/statues Monumental Contemporary Abstract Modern sculptures


This artists work is found in the following tags on site:
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