PLEASE NOTE: All bidding for the auction currently underway
at our new website at
Auction End Date
1/23/2007 12:35:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
[Only Ed.] Marcel L. Mendelson
Massadah Publishing Coompany
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Only edition. 135,  pp., 282:222 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards with paste-down.
Biography and reproductions of paintings by Marcel Janco (1895–1984), Israel painter who in 1967 was awarded the Israel Prize for his distinguished contribution in the field of art. He was born in Bucharest, where he studied painting and wrote for the avant-garde literary review, Symbolul. He studied architecture in Zurich, illustrated Tristan Tzara's La PremiIre Aventure CMleste de Monsieur Antipyrine (1916) with colored woodcuts, and contributed illustrations to the first three issues of the Dada Review. In 1922, dadaism was engulfed by surrealism and Janco, who was in Paris at the time, left the movement. Janco returned to Rumania where he worked with his brother as an architect. In 1941 he escaped the Nazis and went to Palestine, where his art was revitalized by the changed surroundings. His paintings during this period reflect the brilliant colors of the Israel landscape and its picturesque elements. He succeeded in giving an oriental aspect to his work. His first one-man show was held in 1942. In 1947 Janco was one of the founder members of the New Horizons group, and renewed contact with his dadaist friends, participating in retrospective dada exhibitions in Europe. In 1953 he founded Ein Hod, an artists' village outside Haifa, and became head of its local council. Janco's work mirrors the revolutionary period in Europe and the history of modern Israel through which he lived. Throughout its many changes, his art remained structured and formal, with touches of humor.
(Click thumbnail to view full size image)
Kind of Judaica