In addition to the $25,000 cash award, The
Giller Prize presents the winner with a bronze statue, sculpted
by acclaimed artist Yehouda Chaki. "Although the statue
is not Doris," says the artist, "she was the inspiration
for it. I wanted to capture the strength of her personality
and her determination in the face of suffering."
Born in Greece and raised in Israel,
Chaki studied art in Tel Aviv from 1952 to 1960, and at
the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1960 to 1963
before emigrating to Montreal, where he has since lived.
An internationally renowned painter, Chaki has had work
exhibited across the country and around the world, with
shows in the U.S., Israel, Norway, France, Belgium, Brazil
and Japan. Many of his pieces form part of prestigious private
and public collections the world over.
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