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Israeli painter of Polish birth. As a young boy he greatly admired El Greco, Goya and Rembrandt. From 1920 to 1925 he studied at the Bauhaus, Weimar, under Klee, Kandinsky, Johannes Itten and Lyonel Feininger and the following year studied painting techniques at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Munich under ...

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Israeli, 20th century, male.

Born 1896, in Tuchow, Poland; died 18 June 1992.

Painter.

After receiving a classical grounding in the arts, Mordecai Ardon left Poland and studied at the Bauhaus from 1920 to 1925, working under the direction of Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. He went on to study at the Kunstakademie in Munich. He then taught at the art school opened in Berlin by Johannes Itten. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, Ardon sought refuge in Palestine where, in 1935, he was appointed to a teaching post at the Bezalel college of art in Jerusalem (of which he was to become the principal in 1940) and served as an adviser on the arts to the ministry of education and culture. As such, he played a determining role in the training of young Israeli artists....

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Tunisian, 20th century, male.

Born 5 January 1944, in Tunis.

Painter.

Op Art.

Lotfi Larnaout studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In his work, he explores the optical phenomena of colour, following the studies made at the Bauhaus between 1919 and 1923 by Johannes Itten, whose ideas were taken up and experimented with by exponents of Op Art in the 1960s. Larnaout explores these ideas through the traditional geometric forms of Islamic decoration....

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British, 20th century, female.

Also active in Germany and Switzerland.

Born, 18 January 1894, in Prague; died 17 May 1989, in Zurich.

Photographer, author. Portraits, industrial design, architecture.

Bauhaus.

Lucia Moholy developed her straightforward approach to photography at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where she moved with her husband Làszló Moholy-Nagy in ...