Jankel Adler: A “Degenerate” Artist in Britain, 1940-49
Born into a Jewish family in 1895 in the Polish city of Lodz, Jankel Adler is widely recognised as one of the key participants in the development of 20t? h?-century European modern and avant-garde art. He was the co-founder of the Young Yiddish (?Jung Jiddish?) group of artists in Poland and also a member of the Young Rhineland (?Junges Rheinland?) and the Cologne Progressives (?Kolner Progressive?) groups. Well-known to the German (and Polish) authorities as a politically active ‘cultural Bolshevist’, the Nazis branded him a Degenerate artist and Adler’s work was included in the infamous ?Entartete Kunst (? Degenerate Art) exhibition in Munich in 1937.
Exhibition open daily 11am-5pm from 3 - 16 June and the following four Mondays 17 and 24 June and 1 and 8 July, or by prior appointment. Admission free.
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, 108a Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, London NW8 0RH
Mon 3 Jun 2019 to Mon 17 Jun 2019