Jankel Adler


1895 Tuszyn, Poland – 1949 Albourne near London

Studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Barmen, Germany. Settled in Düsseldorf, 1922; taught at the Kunstakademie; member of the artists' group „Junges Rheinland”. Winner of the Gold Medal of Deutsche Kunstausstellung (German Art Exhibition), Düsseldorf 1928. First one-man exhibition at Barmen Museum, 1928. Left Germany for Paris 1933. Moved to Scotland, later to London, 1939. His works were removed from public collections by the Nazis and shown in the exhibition „Entartete Kunst” (Degenerate Art), Munich 1937. Exhibitions in London, Paris and New York, 1940s.

Recommended literature: Exhibition Catalogue „Jankel Adler 1895–1949”, with essay by Ulrich Krempel, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Muzeum Sztuki w Lodzi, Köln 1985.