Anna Ticho (1894-1980) was born in Moravia, then part of the Austro Hungarian Empire. Ticho first studied drawing at the age of 15 in Vienna. In 1912 she immigrated to Israel with her cousin, whom she later married.
For many years, Ticho assisted her husband, who was a famous eye surgeon. their beautiful old house in the center of Jerusalem (now known as the Ticho House) had become a meeting place for Jerusalemites who enjoyed the cosmopolitan atmosphere.
According to Ticho, she was so profoundly moved by Jerusalem and the magnitude of the surrounding landscapes, that she did not dare record her feelings on paper for a long time.
Ticho saw the beauty of Jerusalem in the solitude of its hills, the untouched virginity and grandeur of its surroundings. her landscape drawings of the city's surroundings represent a rare phenomenon- Superb draftsmanship and a deep understanding of nature.
In her late years, after her husband died, Ticho's work took a new turn. after years of drawing from nature, living among the hills of Judea and observing the landscape from her small country house near Jerusalem, she ceased to look outside for her motifs. she started to create large scale drawings which were removed from the reality of nature but instead coming from memory and her inner vision, her paintings seemed more like free hand drawing, almost abstract.