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[Etching] Anno Ticho
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350:377 mm., clean crisp copy (29/50), signed and numbered.
Anna Ticho (1894–1980), Israel artist. Anna Ticho was born in Brno, Moravia, and spent her childhood in Vienna, where she studied painting and drawing. She emigrated to Palestine in 1912 and settled in Jerusalem. From the early 1930s Anna Ticho devoted herself almost exclusively to drawing. Her technique, and the style in which she depicted Jerusalem and its environment, changed little over the years. She made small drawings in which she used pencil and charcoal to analyze, with a precise and subtle line, minute details of the arid, twisted, and rocky landscape. Only after 1950 did she begin to vary her method. She gradually began to use charcoal, pen, and brush, and worked over on-the-spot sketches in her studio, producing more complex, less rigid, freer work. Thus the smallest detail, the jagged outline of a mountain or the sinuous curves of a solitary tree, was accentuated through the demands of a vision always dominated by attention to shape. Anna Ticho also made portraits and still-life watercolors. She exhibited in Israel and other countries and her works were acquired by many leading museums. She was the recipient of the Israel Prize in 1980.
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