Lishansky, Batya

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LISHANSKY, BATYA (1900–1992), Israeli sculptor. Born in the Ukraine, Lishansky immigrated in 1910 to Ereẓ Israel whereshe studied under Boris Schatz. Her work consisted mainly of small wood sculptures and later white marble cubist–like forms. From 1930 onward she produced a series of naturalist romantic profiles, and statues in stylized groups. Among her well-known works is a bust of her brother-in-law, I. *Ben–Zvi. She was awarded the Israel Prize in 1986 for sculpture.