30" JANKEL ADLER "Still Life" painting art printed on canvas
JANKEL ADLER (1895 – 1949)
Jankiel Adler was born in Tuszyn. He grew up among hassic Jews surrounding the textile city of Lodz, influenced greatly by its Polish, German and Jewish population. During World War I Adler commenced his studies with Professor Gustav Wiethüchter at the "Kunstgewerbeschule" in Barmen, Germany. After his studies he spent time in Poland, Berlin and Paris. In 1922, Jankel Adler moved to Düsseldorf, where he taught at the art academy together with Paul Klee. Both artists belonged to a group called "Junges Rheinland". In 1933 Adler leaving Germany upon friends' advice. At first, Adler escaped to Paris and took his exile as conscious fight against the fascist regime in Germany. And in 1941 Jankel Adler moved to Scotland and shortly after to London. During the 1940s a number of respectable exhibitions of Adler's works took place in London, Paris and New York. Throughout his life Jankel Adler's figures remained influenced by the styles of Picasso and Leger. He often used mixing techniques, unlike Picasso and Leger, he applied colors very pastily, leaving the surface of the paintings sgrafitto-like.