'Untitled' by Marcel Janco (1895-1984)
28 x 19 Inches (viewable)
42.5 x 30.6 x 1.8 Inches (framed)
Vintage hand-painted watercolor on paper.
Original artwork (#1/1)
Hand-signed by the artist in paint bottom left.
*Note: professionally framed in triple acid-free matting with 2.5" linen fabric border, UV-plexiglass and contemporary hardwood molding with gold trim.
*Note: framing shows age/wear, minor scuffs/scratches.
Marcel Janco (Romanian/Israeli, 1895-1984.
Romanian born artist Marco Janco relocated to Zurich in his twenties and joined forces with his friend Tristan Tzara in developing the Dada movement. They eventually expanded their new aesthetic, based on a combination of Cubism and Expressionism, to three-dimensional works and then a kind of early performance art.
Eventually Janco abandoned the militaristic anti-art of Dada and concentrated instead on a form of Constructivism. In the 1920s-30s he expanded his area of expertise to architecture and opened up a firm that would eventually be responsible for introducing modern architecture to Bucharest.
Faced with the brutal persecution brought on by growing anti-Semitism in Europe, Janco left Romania and immigrated to what was then, the Palestinian Mandate. His immediate involvement with local artists had a formative influence on the development of modern Israeli Art.
During his career, Janco held notable gallery shows including Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and Centre Pompidou, Museo Reina Sofia and Tel Aviv Museum of Art.