August Sander - Painter [Jankel Adler], 1924 - Tate Collection

Jankel Adler

Poland 1895 - 1949

Abstract Art, Painting, Printmaking

Jankel Adler
Jankel Adler
September 7, 2013
Bojan is an author for Widewalls. He is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Belgrade, majoring in English studies. He is particularly interested in English linguistics and culture. Bojan is also interested in Photography and Digital Art.

Jankel Adler was a Jewish-Polish painter and printmaker. In 1912 he began training as an engraver with his uncle in Belgrade. He moved in 1914 to Germany where he lived for a time with his sister in Barmen. There he studied at the college of arts and crafts with professor Gustav Wiethücher. Adler was strongly influenced by Picasso and Léger. He enjoyed experimenting with materials, for example sand admixtures. He often painted Jewish subjects, and painted a few abstract compositions. Adler died in 1949 in Aldbourne, UK.