ExhibitionsArie Aroch, curator Mordechai Omer, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 2003.
SignedSigned and numbered 9/25.
Estimate$800 - 1200
About The Artistpainter, 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
ProvenanceRosita Simon Collection, Jerusalem.
LiteratureGideon 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.