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Online auction no. 15 via bid spirit only Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 17:00

  • Item number 85
  • Artist's name Arieh Aroch, 1908-1974
  • Item name Ratchik, 1973
  • Technique Lithograph
  • Measurements 70X56 cm
  • Exhibitions Arie Aroch, curator Mordechai Omer, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 2003.
  • Signed Signed and numbered 9/25.
  • Estimate $800 - 1200
  • About The Artist painter, born 1908, Kharkov, Russia.He participated in the Meyerowitz Artists Group in Zichron Yakov. From 1949-1953 he served in the Israeli diplomatic Office in Moscow; from 1956-1959 he was the Israeli Ambassador to Brazil; from 1959-1962 he was the Israeli Ambasador to Sweden; in 1963 he returned to Israel, retired, and devoted himself to art in Jerusalem where he died in 1974. Arie Aroch, though a member of the "New Horizons" from 1947,(see "New Horizons"), suggested an alternative to lyric abstraction, proposing a greater concentration on form; personal statement instead of objectivity; unconventional techniques instead of methodical professionalism, and a more eclectic approach instead of French abstractionism. Aroch's sources for his art works include children's drawings, found objects, folk and traditional characters, and persons remembered from childhood. His thought and techniques (erasing, scratching, scribbling) influenced Israeli young painters such as Aviva Uri and Raffi Lavie.
    1924-26 Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
    1926-28 Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium, Tel Aviv
    1934-35 Colarossi, Paris, with Leger

    Awards and Prizes
    1942 The Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Municipality of Tel Aviv Jaffa, Tel Aviv
    1955 Tel Aviv Museum's Dizengoff Prize
    1968 The Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    1971 Israel Prize for Painting
  • Provenance Rosita Simon Collection, Jerusalem.
  • Remarks Not framed.
  • Literature Gideon Ofrat, At Arie Aroch’s Library, Tel Aviv, 2001, p. 300, illustrated.
    Mordechai Omer, Arieh Aroch, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Phoenix, 2003, p. 503, no. 3, illustrated.
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