Friday, November 14, 2008

Romanian modernist architect

Marcel Iancu (1895-1984), also known as Marcel Janco, was a famous Israeli painter and architect. He 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, having conceived the first Modernist houses in Bucharest. In 1941, he left for 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.

Contact us in order to follow, during your visit to Bucharest, the urban itinerary Marcel Iancu, the beginnings of modern architecture in Bucharest, 1929-1938, conceived by Ms Doina Anghel, from the National Museum of Art of Romania.

Source: Wikipedia

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