Mordecai Ardon (Israeli, 1896-1992)


Tammuz, 1962

Talisman for Vanishing Hours, 1984

La Rosette pour Rikuda, 1986/7

Mordecai Ardon (1896-1992) is considered by many to be Israel's greatest painter. He studied at the Bauhaus (1921-25) under Klee, Kandinsky, Feininger and Itten. The influence of the Bauhaus and especially of Paul Klee on his artistic development was profound and lasted a life time. The other great source of inspiration were the Old Masters, especially Rembrandt, and El Greco.