Lawrence Fine Art

Name : Jankel Adler
Biography :

 1895-1949

Adler was a painter of Polish-Jewish descent.  Like many of his "Ecole de Paris" compatriots of Jewish descent, he left the shtetls of Eastern Europe for the academies and salons of the West where he made his name. His early career was spent in Germany, primarily Dusseldorf.  A friend of Klee, his work was heavily influenced by Leger and Picasso. Many of his works were seized by the Nazis and displayed as "Entartete Kunst," or Degenerate Art.  He fled the Nazis, eventually settling in Scotland.  Adler enjoyed experimenting with materials and many of his paintings incorporate some element of sand.

 

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