Marcel Janco  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Marcel Janco (May 24, 1895April 21, 1984) was a Romanian-born Israeli painter and architect, and one of the founders of the Dada movement.


Janco was born to a Jewish family in Bucharest.

A friend and compatriot of Tristan Tzara, he was among the founders of the Dadaist movement at Cabaret Voltaire in Zürich. In 1922, he returned to Romania and worked as an architect and painter. In 1941, he left for Mandate Palestine to escape the Nazis.

In 1953, Janco established the Ein Hod artists' village near Haifa, Israel. Towards the end of his life he helped found the Dada museum in Ein Hod which bears his name. The museum houses Janco's art, explores the history of Dadaism and mounts changing exhibitions. Janco died on April 21, 1984 at the age of 89.

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