Jankel Adler hardback book by Anna Klapheck. 1966
Very good condition, with dustjacket, which has some age related wear.
Born near Lodz in Poland, Adler spent time in Berlin and Paris, after his studies. In 1922, he moved to Düsseldorf, where he taught at the art academy together with Paul Klee, who started teaching there in 1930. Both artists belonged to a group called “Junges Rheinland”. In 1931 Adler moved into a studio at the Düsseldorf academy, which he abandoned in 1933 when leaving Germany upon friends’ advice.
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 chose pastel colours, leaving the surface of the paintings sgrafitto-like.
In 1949 Jankel Adler died in Albourne near London.
Colour and black and white plates.
9″ x 7″.