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Encyclopedia > David Ascalon
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David Ascalon's Holocaust Memorial for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1994), on the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg
David Ascalon's "Totem", fabricated bronze sculpture at the Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
David Ascalon's "Totem", fabricated bronze sculpture at the Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
From a series of abstract stained glass windows for Beth El Congregation near Washington, DC
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From a series of abstract stained glass windows for Beth El Congregation near Washington, DC

The artist and sculptor David Ascalon was born in Tel Aviv, Israel on March 8, 1945. He received his early artistic training as an apprentice of his father, the Hungarian-born sculptor and industrialist, Maurice Ascalon (1913-2003). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1536x1816, 190 KB)This image contains digital watermarking or credits in the image itself. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1536x1816, 190 KB)This image contains digital watermarking or credits in the image itself. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States. ... Harrisburg is the name of many places in the United States of America: Harrisburg, Arkansas Harrisburg, Illinois Harrisburg, Missouri Harrisburg, Nebraska Harrisburg, New York Town in Lewis County Hamlet in Cattaraugus County Hamlet in Warren County Harrisburg, North Carolina Harrisburg, Ohio Harrisburg, Oregon Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania state capital and near... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (700x1076, 172 KB) Summary Totem fabricated bronze sculpture by David Ascalon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (700x1076, 172 KB) Summary Totem fabricated bronze sculpture by David Ascalon. ... Cherry Hill Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x1304, 168 KB) Summary Stained glass window by artist David Ascalon for Beth El Congregation, Bethesda, Maryland Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x1304, 168 KB) Summary Stained glass window by artist David Ascalon for Beth El Congregation, Bethesda, Maryland Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... An Italian Futurist sculpture by Umberto Boccioni at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA). ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Maurice Ascalon at the Duomo di Milano in Italy circa 1934 Maurice Ascalon hammering The Scholar, The Laborer, and The Toiler of the Soil for the 1939 New York Worlds Fair Maurice Ascalons The Scholar, The Laborer, and The Toiler of the Soil copper relief sculpture. ...


David came to the United States as a teenager when his father took the family across the Atlantic as a means to broaden their horizons. David studied art and design at the California State University at Northridge; and architecture and interior design at Pratt Institute in New York, where he received his degree. Throughout the 1970s, Ascalon worked in the fields of interior design and architecture in New York, and for the firm of the noted Israeli architect Arieh Elhanani in Tel Aviv. Seeking a more immediate means of artistic expression than the architectural arts would allow, though, he began experimenting in sculptural metalwork, exploring abstract compositions with a welding torch. A state-funded university in Northridge, California, part of the California State University System, formerly the San Fernando Valley State College. ... Pratt Institute is a specialized, private college in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn. ... ...


In 1977, David relocated to the Philadelphia area where he joined up with his father to form Ascalon Studios. It was then that he began focusing his efforts on the creation of site-specific artwork for worship and public spaces. Much of his work draws on ecclesiastical themes, however utilizing non-traditional approaches and contemporary forms. In the years since the founding of Ascalon Studios, under David’s direction, the Studio has executed hundreds of projects throughout North America, ranging from monumental sculpture and liturgical stained glass windows, to mosaic murals. Many of his works adorn synagogue architecture and other venues for worship. Among his sculptural installations are a number of Holocaust Memorials that pay tribute to the victims of the atrocities (victims that included many from his own family). Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article should be transwikied to wiktionary Ecclesiastical means pertaining to the Church (especially Christianity) as an organized body of believers and clergy, with a stress on its juridical and institutional structure. ... Strictly speaking, stained glass is glass that has been painted with silver stain and then fired. ... Mosaic is the art of decoration with small pieces of colored glass, stone or other material. ... SYNAGOGUE ARCHITECTURE Kafr Birim Synagogue We have brought this web page to you because synagogues are fun! I have been to an array of synagogues, and I find them to be the most exhilaratingly boring places. ... A number of organizations, museums and monuments are intended to serve as memorials to the Holocaust and its millions of victims. ...


David has been the recipient of major international design commissions and awards, including from the American Institute of Architects' Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture. He serves as President of the American Guild of Judaic Art and has lectured on the subject of Judaic art. David is also a licensed airplane private pilot. Today he resides in the Philadelphia suburb of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and in the Hamptons on the east end of Long Island, New York. Among David's children is the contemporary industrial designer Brad Ascalon. David's older brother, who died in 2003, was Adir Ascalon, a surrealist painter and sculptor who collaborated with the noted Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional organization for architects in the United States. ... For a discussion of Jews as an ethnicity or ethnic group see the article on Jew. ... A Private Pilot Licence (or, in the United States, a certificate) permits the holder to operate an aircraft, initially only under visual flight rules. ... Cherry Hill highlighted in Camden County Cherry Hill Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... The Hamptons, shown highlighted The Hamptons refers to the towns of Southampton and East Hampton on the South Fork, Suffolk County, New York on the east end of Long Island, in Suffolk County, New York. ... Industrial Design is an applied art whereby the aesthetics and usability of products may be improved. ... Brad Ascalon Brad Ascalons Tivola Chair (2005), a bent wood combination chair and side table. ... David Alfaro Siqueiros (December 29, 1896 - January 6, 1974) was a Mexican painter and muralist. ...

Glass mosaic depicting events from the Old Testament circa 2000, Tustin, California
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Glass mosaic depicting events from the Old Testament circa 2000, Tustin, California

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x937, 52 KB) Summary Contemporary mosaic by David Ascalon, Ascalon Studios, depicting events from the Old Testament. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x937, 52 KB) Summary Contemporary mosaic by David Ascalon, Ascalon Studios, depicting events from the Old Testament. ... Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh. ...

References

The Philadelphia Inquirer is one of a two Knight Ridder newspaper duopoly daily for the Philadelphia area. ... The Smithsonian American Art Museum is a museum in Washington, D.C. with an extensive collection of American art. ...

See also

Brad Ascalon Brad Ascalons Tivola Chair (2005), a bent wood combination chair and side table. ... Maurice Ascalon at the Duomo di Milano in Italy circa 1934 Maurice Ascalon hammering The Scholar, The Laborer, and The Toiler of the Soil for the 1939 New York Worlds Fair Maurice Ascalons The Scholar, The Laborer, and The Toiler of the Soil copper relief sculpture. ...

External links

  • Ascalon Studios
  • American Guild of Judaic Art

 
 

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