Mordechai Ardon

Is your surname Ardon?

Research the Ardon family

Mordechai Ardon's Geni Profile

Records for Mordechai Ardon

19,398 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Mordechai Max Ardon (Bronstein)

Hebrew: מרדכי ארדון
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tuchów, tarnowski, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Mr. Bronstein
Husband of Miriam Ardon
Father of Michael Ardon

Occupation: Israeli painter
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Mordechai Ardon

__________________________________________________________________

Mordecai Ardon מרדכי ארדון (July 13, 1896 – June 18, 1992) was an Israeli painter.

Girl, 1950

Stained glass windows, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem

Biography

Ardon was born Max Bronstein in 1896 in Tuchów, Galicia (then Austria-Hungary, now Poland). In 1933 he emigrated to Jerusalem in Mandate Palestine. He was granted Palestinian citizenship in 1936 and changed his name to Mordecai Ardon.

He participated in the Venice Biennale of 1968.

Beginning in the 1950s Ardon adopted a complex system of symbolic images in his paintings, taken from the Jewish Mystical tradition (Kabbalah), from the Bible and from a tangible reality. In his painting "Gates of Light", for example, he expressed "the inner mystery and timelessness of the landscape." His work seeks to impart a cosmic dimension to the present, linking it to antiquity and mystery. The same approach can be found in "At the Gates of Jerusalem" (1967), which shows the attempt to "convey his feelings about the cosmic significance of Israel’s return to the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War".[3] "Bird near a yellow wall" (1950) demonstrates his simplistic involvement with the Holocaust, a subject to which he was one of the few Israeli artists to devote a phase of his work, at that time.

As a teacher and director of the "New Bezalel", Ardon conveyed his sense of social involvement, his tendency towards Jewish mysticism and local mythology, and the combination of personal national symbols with reality-always stressing masterful technique. Pupils such as Avigdor Arikha, Naftali Bezem, Shraga Weil and Shmuel Boneh absorbed these influences and integrated them into their later work.

Ardon was seen as the father of the regional approach in Israeli art.

One of his most famous creations are the "Ardon Windows" (1980–1984), a set of large stained-glass windows displayed prominently in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem, incorporating visual elements from the Kabbalah.

Ardon died in Jerusalem in 1992.

In 2006 his painting "The Woodpecker of Time" (1963) was sold at Christie's for 643,200$.

Education

  • 1920-25 Bauhaus School, Weimar, Germany, with Itten, Klee, Kandinsky, Feininger
  • 1926 Studied with Max Doerner

Teaching

  • 1929 Kunstschule Itten, Berlin
  • 1935 Seminar, Bet Hakerem, Jerusalem
  • 1935-52 Bezalel, Jerusalem
  • 1940-52 Bezalel, Jerusalem, Director
  • 1952-63 Ministry of Education and Culture, Jerusalem, Supervisor and Art Advisor

Awards and prizes

  • 1954 Unesco Prize
  • 1963, Ardon was awarded the Israel Prize, in painting.[4]
  • 1974, he received the Yakir Yerushalayim (Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem) award.[5]
  • 1974 Doctor of Honor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 1988 Boris Schatz Prize
  • 1992 Isracard Prize, Tel Aviv Museum

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordecai_Ardon

Mordecai Ardon (Hebrew: מרדכי ארדון‎, July 13, 1896 – June 18, 1992) was an Israeli painter.

Contents [show] Biography[edit]

Girl, 1950

Stained glass windows, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem Ardon was born Max Bronstein in 1896 in Tuchów, Galicia (then Austria-Hungary, now Poland). In 1933 he emigrated to Jerusalem in Mandate Palestine.[2] He was granted Palestinian citizenship in 1936 and changed his name to Mordecai Ardon.[1]

He participated in the Venice Biennale of 1968.

Beginning in the 1950s Ardon adopted a complex system of symbolic images in his paintings, taken from the Jewish Mystical tradition (Kabbalah), from the Bible and from a tangible reality. In his painting "Gates of Light", for example, he expressed "the inner mystery and timelessness of the landscape." His work seeks to impart a cosmic dimension to the present, linking it to antiquity and mystery. The same approach can be found in "At the Gates of Jerusalem" (1967), which shows the attempt to "convey his feelings about the cosmic significance of Israel’s return to the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War".[3] "Bird near a yellow wall" (1950) demonstrates his simplistic involvement with the Holocaust, a subject to which he was one of the few Israeli artists to devote a phase of his work, at that time.

As a teacher and director of the "New Bezalel", Ardon conveyed his sense of social involvement, his tendency towards Jewish mysticism and local mythology, and the combination of personal national symbols with reality-always stressing masterful technique. Pupils such as Avigdor Arikha, Yehuda Bacon, Naftali Bezem, Shraga Weil and Shmuel Boneh absorbed these influences and integrated them into their later work.

Ardon was seen as the father of the regional approach in Israeli art.

One of his most famous creations are the "Ardon Windows" (1980–1984), a set of large stained-glass windows displayed prominently in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem, incorporating visual elements from the Kabbalah.

Ardon died in Jerusalem in 1992.

In 2006 his painting "The Woodpecker of Time" (1963) was sold at Christie's for $643,200.

Education[edit] 1920-25 Bauhaus School, Weimar, Germany, with Itten, Klee, Kandinsky, Feininger 1926 Studied with Max Doerner Teaching[edit] 1929 Kunstschule Itten, Berlin 1935 Seminar, Bet Hakerem, Jerusalem 1935-52 Bezalel, Jerusalem 1940-52 Bezalel, Jerusalem, Director 1952-63 Ministry of Education and Culture, Jerusalem, Supervisor and Art Advisor Awards and prizes[edit] 1954 Unesco Prize 1963, Ardon was awarded the Israel Prize, in painting.[4] 1974, he received the Yakir Yerushalayim (Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem) award.[5] 1974 Doctor of Honor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1988 Boris Schatz Prize 1992 Isracard Prize, Tel Aviv Museum Outdoor and public art[edit] 1984 Stained glass window, The Jewish National and University Library, Givat Ram, Jerusalem

About Mordechai Ardon (עברית)

ויקיפדיה: מרדכי ארדון (13 ביולי 1896- 18 ביוני 1992) היה מגדולי הציירים הישראלים ובעל שם עולמי. יצירותיו משקפות ממד מטאפיזי השואב את השראתו מעולם התרבות היהודי, תוך שימוש בשפה סמלית וברוח האמנות המופשטת והסוריאליסטית האירופית. בתערוכת הביאנלה של ונציה בשנת 1954 זכה ארדון בפרס אונסק"ו ובשנת 1963 זכה בפרס ישראל לציור

view all

Mordechai Ardon's Timeline

1896
July 13, 1896
Tuchów, tarnowski, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland
1923
1923
Age 26
1926
December 12, 1926
Age 30
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1992
June 18, 1992
Age 95
Jerusalem, Israel