Gideon Gechtman (1942-). Sculptor. Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1942. Immigrated to Israel in 1945. Studies: 1961-62 Avni Institute, Tel Aviv; 1962-63 Ealing School of Art, London; 1968-7 Hammersmith College of Art, London; 1975-76 Tel Aviv University, philosophy and art history. Teaching: 1972-75 Bezalel, Jerusalem; 1971-1992 Art Teachers College, Ramat Hasharon; Kalisher, Tel Aviv. Prizes: 197 Royal Academy, London; 1989 Ministry of Education Prize for Completion of Project; 199 Histadrut Prize; 1993 Minister of Science and the Arts Prize for Creations in the Realm of Plastic Arts; 1995 Tel-Aviv Museum Prize; 1997 Israel Discount Bank Prize for an Israeli Artist, Israel Museum, Jerusalem; 1999 George and Janet Geffin Prize for Excellence in Plastic Arts, America Israel Cultural Foundation; 22 Haifa Musuem Award for Art Funded by the Aptowitzer Foundation for Haifa, for his distinguished achievement in contemporary creative arts. Exhibitions: "Yotam", Mishkan LeOmanu, Ein-Harod, September 22. Environmental sculptures: 1992 Tel-Aviv. Lives and works in Rishon Le Zion.