Gordon Galleries, Tel Aviv
Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1980
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Seven Artists in Israel, n.d.
Tucson Museum of Art, 1981
Rochester, New York, Memorial Art Gallery of University of Rochester, 1982
Coral Gables, Florida, Metropolitan Museum & Art Center, 1982
New York, The Jewish Museum, The Batkin Collection of Israeli Art, 1985, page 13, illustrated
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Arie Aroch, 2003, page 421, no. 11, illustrated
Born in Kharkov, Russia in 1908, Aroch immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1924. He studied at the Bezalel Art School in Jerusalem and later at the Academie Collarossi in Paris, where he participated in several classes taught by Fernand Léger. Between 1950-70 Aroch served as Israeli ambassador to Brazil and Sweden. During this period, Aroch "...developed a personal painterly technique by which the image took shape through the use of free spots of color and incised scribble like lines. The image appears as the stamp of a personal handwriting and as such is diametrically opposed to the approach of the 'lyrical' abstraction that was developed among his friends in the 'New Horizons' group" (Yona Fischer, exhibition catalogue, Tel Aviv Museum, Arieh Aroch, Itineraries and Forms, 1976, p. 2).
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