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Painted with bold, expressive lines in a sombre palette, this portrait of an unknown woman exudes a quiet melancholy. The figure has a weighty, monumental quality typical of Adler’s work. Adler came from a large, orthodox Jewish family in Lodz, Poland and considered becoming a rabbi. After studying in Poland and Germany, he settled in Düsseldorf in 1922, where his work was influenced by Paul Klee.
acrylic on paper on board
H 54.5 x W 37.5 cm
gift from Chinita Abrahams-Curiel in memory of her husband Conrad, 1994