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No Man’s Land by Jankel Adler

    No Man's Land by Jankel Adler

    No Man’s Land by Jankel Adler was made in 1943 and the painting is in Tate Modern London. The size of the work is 86 x 110 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    Adler told the donor that this picture was painted as the result of an experience he had when one evening he walked late in the fields. It was summer and very warm and quiet. A solitary bird sang – and it seemed the only life present in the still, calm, warm evening (letter from C.R. Churchill, 27 November 1953). On a thorn bush, under a dark night sky, is a singing bird. The moon is on the left… Read more in Tate Modern

    The Artist: Jewish-Polish painter and printmaker Jankel Adler was born on 26th July, 1895 in Tuszyn. Jankel Adler moved to Germany from Poland prior to World War I. Before entering the Barmer School of Applied Art, Wuppertal, in 1914, lie completed an apprenticeship as goldsmith and engraver. In the 192os, Adler was a member of the Junges Rheinland (Young Rhineland) group in Dusseldorf, belonged to the Rheinische Sezession, and had lose ties with the Gruppe Progressiver Künstler (Group of Progressive Artists) in Cologne.

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