Ben Uri collection


Artist information

Name Jona Mach (1917-)

Born Breslau, Germany

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Jona Mach was born in Breslau, Germany in 1917 and went on to study painting in Italy and France. He immigrated to Israel in 1935 with the refugee organisation Youth Aliyah and was settled on the kibbutz Maoz Haim. Mach continued his painting studies in Jerusalem under Jacob Steinhardt in 1940, finally moving to Jerusalem in 1951. A celebrated teacher, his posts have included Art tutor at the Hebrew University and supervisor for Art and Education at the Ministry of Education. He is also a founder of the Jerusalem Artists’ House and co-founder of the Kibbutz Artists’ Association. He has exhibited in the USA, Canada, England, and Italy.

Object Details

Date 1936

Object type print

Medium lithograph on paper

Materials and techniques lithography (technique) paper (support)

Unframed 49.5 x 34.7 cm

Signed signed, bottom left: Jona Mach

Accession number 1988-4

Display status not on display

Mach’s work is both expressionistic and realistic, distinguished by a bold palette, and foregrounding Jerusalem’s urban landscape.

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