Mordecai Ardon was born Max Bronstein in 1896 in Tuchow, Poland. He studied art under Klee, Itten and Kandinsky at the Weimar "Bauhaus" and the technique of drawing with Prof. Max Doerner at the Munich Academy of Art. After teaching in Itten's school of art in Berlin, he emigrated to Israel in 1933 where he taught at the Belazel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. He became director of the school in 1940 and Art Advisor to the Israeli Minister of Education in 1952. Jaacov Agam was among his students.
The artist had a turbulent life as actor, revolutionary, Bauhas disciple and teacher. Ardon's paintings have universal and immediate appeal. They are known for their gemlike colorshnical bril
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