Still Life, 1928

Jankel Adler

Tuszyn/Lodz 1895 - 1949 Albourne/London

Still Life, 1928

Oil and sand on canvas
61 x 131,6 cm
Signed upper right: "Adler"
Verso signed and entitled: "Jankel Adler / Stilleben"

Jankel Adler, born in Lodz/Poland, moved to Germany in 1914, living in Barmen and Berlin. In 1922 Adler moved to Düsseldorf where he befriended Otto Dix and Paul Klee, continuing an involvement in the German artistic avant-garde. Adler's success in Germany was abruptly interrupted in 1933 when he faced persecution under Hitler's regime and moved to Paris. In 1937 twenty-five of his works were seized from public collections (among them Düsseldorf, Cologne, Krefeld, the Museum Folkwang, Essen and the Kunsthalle Mannheim) by the Nazis and four were shown in the exhibition 'Entartete Kunst' in Munich. In 1943 he moved to London where he died in 1949.

Jankel Adler, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, November 1 - December 8, 1985, The Tel Aviv Museum, December 23, 1985 ? February 11, 1986, Museum Sztuki, Lodz, February 28 ? April 13, 1986, no. 51, ill.

Private collection, London
Mr. and Mrs. Dov Gottesman (1929-2011), former president of the Israel Museum (acquired in 1970)
Private collection, Germany