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Jankel Adler: A “Degenerate” Artist in Britain, 1940-49

Date: 03 Jun 2019 - 17 Jun 2019
Location: Ben Uri Gallery & Museum
Website: www.benuri.org.uk
Price: Free
Full Address:
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, 108a Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, London, NW8 0RH

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.

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