Bearded Jew with Cane.

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 10

Bearded Jew with Cane.

Pencil on paper. Inscription on reverse. Framed. 7 x 10.5 inches (18 x 26.2 cm).

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
Born in Lodz, expressionist painter Jankel Adler (1895-1949) moved to Germany where he studied with Paul Klee, along with Picasso and Leger. Hitler’s regime displayed Adler’s art at the Entartete Kunst exhibition - an example of “degenerate art” which caused Adler to flee and take refuge in Paris. He volunteered for the Free Polish Forces during WWII, later living in Scotland, the only one among his nine siblings to have survived the war.