1895 – 1984.
Born in Romania.
In his childhood, Marcel Janco studied painting under the Jewish painter Losif Iser.
Janco studied Architecture at the Polytechnic School in Zurich, Switzerland.
Janco co-published the “Simbolul” Literary and Art magazinne with Tristan Tzara.
They both were part of the DADA Movement and created the Dada Manifesto in Switzerland.
In 1921, Janco relocated to Paris where he partook in the activities of other groups of Avante Garde Artists.
In 1941, Janco immigrated to Israel. He worked as an Architect for the Tel-Aviv Municipality, continued to pursue his activities as a painter and created stage sets for various plays.
He was one of the co-founders of the “New Horizons” artist movement and in the year 1953, along with a group of artists, he set up the Artist village, Ein Hod.
During that time he also founded an Art School in the Oranim Seminar.
Following his arrival in Israel, the themes that appeared in his work where depictions of the Israeli landscape and its inhabitants. His style leaned towards Cubism and Expressionism.
In the year 1952, Marcel Janco participated in the Venice Biennale.
Awards and Prizes:
1938 The Dizengoff Prize.
1951 The Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, courtesy of the Tel-Aviv Municipality.
1958 The General Labour Federation Prize.
1967 Recipient of the Israel Prize for painting.
1982 Notable City Prize from the Tel-Aviv Municipality.View works