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20th Century Art – A Different Perspective

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Egon Adler
1892 - 1963
CZECH
STILL LIFE WITH APPLES
signed with initials EA lower right
oil on canvas
55 by 46.5cm., 21.5 by 18¼in.
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Provenance

Sale: Koller, Zurich, 8 December 2006, lot 3204
Private collection, Greece (purchased at the above sale; sale: Sotheby's, London, 30 November 2016, lot 2)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Berlin, Galerie Der Sturm, no. 34 (label on verso; probably 9th Sturm exhibition, 1912)

Catalogue Note

Born in Karlsbad, Bohemia, in 1892, Egon Adler studied in Berlin, Munich and Weimar. He frequented the popular Café Arco in Prague, one of the meeting places of avant-garde writers and artists at the time, including those working for important publications associated with German Expressionism. Egon Adler had strong ties with the German avant-garde and first exhibited at Der Sturm Gallery in 1912, along with Gauguin and Arthur Segal, and at the First German Autumn Salon in Berlin in 1913. His pointed shapes and thick contour lines were inspired by the works of fellow artists and friends August Macke and Oskar Kokoschka, with whom he had come into contact in Vienna. When the National Socialists came to power in 1933, Adler moved back to Czechoslovakia. In 1938 he fled to Switzerland and emigrated from there to the United States where he died in 1963.

20th Century Art – A Different Perspective

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