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Jewish art winners

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-04-11

Nathan Dvir winning entry

Nathan Dvir winning entry

A record number of people took part in this year's Ben Uri Jewish Artist Of The Year awards which saw Israeli photojournalist Nathan Dvir winning the overall competition for his work The Burning of the Shtetl.

With 521 entries from 16 countries including UK, Australia, Israel and Argentina, the Ben Uri Gallery said the competition had established itself as part of the art calendar.

As well as an overall winner, other winners were Shira Zelwar for Sculpture 26 and over category, David Jake Huglin for the  Bank Leumi UK Young Artist Achievement Award and Michelle Taube Under 26 award.

"The competition has come of age," said Ben Uri chairman David "The aim of the competition is to create a platform for artists from all over the world to project their work to new audiences and extend their artistic boundaries. Ben Uri is delighted to enable them to achieve this."