Ben Uri collection

Variations on a Theme (10 coloured etchings)

Artist information

Name Yehuda Bacon (1929-)

Born Moravsk√° Ostrava, Czechoslovakia

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Yehuda Bacon was born into an Orthodox Jewish family in the former Czechoslovakia. In 1942, at the age of thirteen, he was deported with his family to Theresienstadt concentration camp and then to Auschwitz in 1943. His father was murdered in 1944 and in 1945 he was sent on a death march, but survived and was liberated on 5 May 1945. After the war he settled in Palestine until 1951, studying at the Bezalel School of Arts and Design. Following a year in London at the Central School, he travelled and studied in Italy and the United States. His teaching career began in Jerusalem in 1951 at the Brandeis School and in 1959 he returned to the Bezalel School as a member of staff. He has exhibited widely in Jerusalem, the USA and Germany, as well as in Prague, London and Helsinki. His work is held by collections including Yad Vashem, the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Object Details

Date 1957

Object type print

Medium coloured etchings on paper

Materials and techniques etching (technique) paper (support)

Unframed 24.6 x 10.1 cm

Framed 69.6 x 81.1 cm


Acquisition gift from Dr Israel Feldman 1957

Accession number 1987-21

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