Born in Tuchow, Poland, as Max Bronstein, Ardon immigrates to Jerusalem in 1933. Drawing on the mystical traditions of Kabbalah, or mystical Judaism, he is known for combining antiquity, modern Israel, and mystical imagery into his work. Likewise a teacher, Ardon is a professor at one of Israel’s premiere art colleges, Bazalel from 1935-1952. In 1954 he is awarded the UN’s UNESCO Prize for his contribution to the world of arts and culture.