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Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing drawings by Anna Ticho. 
Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at
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Anna Ticho was born in Austia in 1894. She showed a talent for drawing at a young age, and began her art education in Vienna.

Anna Ticho and her mother emigrated to Jerusalem in 1912, where she settled down with her soon to be husband, an ophthalmologist who also happened to be her first cousin. They remained in Jerusalem until 1917 when they were exiled to Damascus just prior to the British takeover. It was during this time that Anna returned to her art practice after being forced into recovery from contracting a case of typhus.

Ticho and her husband moved back to Jerusalem where they were able establish roots and make a home for themselves. She lived and worked there throughout her life, but was significantly influenced by a visit to cosmopolitan Paris in the 1930s.

Anna Ticho was quintessentially a part of Jerusalem, embodying the vibrancy of the ancient city in her work. The artist even stated about the city in a letter to a friend, “I came to Jerusalem when it was still ‘virgin territory’, with vast, breathtakingly beautiful vistas…I was impressed by the grandeur of the scenery, the bare hills, the large, ancient olives trees, and the cleft slopes… the sense of solitude and eternity.”

The landscapes of the city she describes were treated with an acute skillset honed from her training in Vienna. Her work evoked a special connection between artist and city linking her to an ancient artistic tradition.

After this period Anna Ticho focused on drawing and painting. Many of her most renowned works were studies of the hills of Jerusalem and portraits of friends and local officials. 

The house she lived and worked in was left to the city of Jerusalem, along with the family’s artwork and vast collection of Judaica. The Ticho house is now a part of the Israel Museum.

Anna Ticho received several awards during her career including the Yakir Yerushalayim award, The City of Jersualem art prize of 1965, as well as the Israel prize for painting in 1980.

Anna Ticho died on March 1, 1980. Ticho House operates today as a branch of the Israel Museum, and houses a popular restaurant and cafe.

 

EDUCATION

1906
Private lessons in Painting and Drawing

1909
Vienna Art School, Vienna, Austria


AWARDS AND PRIZES

1964
Erest Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Jerusalem

1970
Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem Award, Jerusalem Municipality

1975
Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1980
Israel Prize for Painting
 

MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Institute of Chicago
Cleveland Museum of Art
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Harvard University Art Museums
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Museum of Modern Art, New York


EXHIBITION HISTORY

1953
Passedoit Gallery, New York

1959
Bezalel national Museum, Jerusalem

1959
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1962
Baltimore Art Museum
Museum of Modern Art, Haifa

1963
Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem

1964
The Art Institute, Chicago
Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam

1967
Poses Institute of fine Arts, Brandeis University

1968
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1970
The Jewish Museum, New York

1971
The Tel Aviv Museum

1972
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

1973
Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1978
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem “Fifty Years of Drawing”
The Tel Aviv Museum “Drawings and Photographs”

1981
The Israel Museum

1982
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

1983
Ben Uri Art Gallery, London