Jankel Adler

1895, Tuszyn, Polen1949, Aldbourne, UK

The painter and graphic artist Jankel Adler came to the Rhineland in 1913, where he studied in Barmen and Düsseldorf and later joined the group "Das Junge Rheinland". In Düsseldorf he met Otto Dix, among others, and in 1931 Paul Klee, who had a decisive influence on his style. He was a founding member of "Young Yiddish" as well as the "International Exhibition of Revolutionary Artists" in Berlin. In 1933 he had to flee Nazi-Germany. His art was shown in the "Entartete Kunst" exhibition in Munich in 1937. In exile in Paris he frequented the legendary "Atelier 17" and met Pablo Picasso. During the war he was evacuated to Scotland. In Glasgow and later in London he was influential and well connected, among other things as a member of the Glasgow New Art Club. A large collection of his works can be found today in the Von der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal.