Jankel Adler (born Jankiel Jakub Adler; 26 July 1895 – 25 April 1949) wis a Polish painter and printmaker.
Jankiel Jakob Adler wis born as the seventh o ten bairns in Tuszyn, a suburb o' Łódź. In 1912 he began training as an engraver wi his uncle in Belgrade. He moved in 1914 tae Germany whaur he leed fur a time wi his sister in Barmen, (now pairt o' Wuppertal). Thare he studied at the College o Arts an Crafts wi Professor Gustav Wiethücher.
Wi the outbreak o World War II n 1939, he volunteered fur the Polish airmie that hud bin relocatit tae France; in 1941 he wis dischairged fur health reasons an leed thereaifter in Kirkcoubrie in Scotland whaur his wirk at this time include his Venus o' Kirkcudbright.  In 1943 he moved tae Lunnon.  He later moved tae Whitley Cottage in Aldbourne, Wiltshire whar he died oan 25 April 1949 at the age o 53 years an wi the knowledge that nane o his nine brothers an sisters hud survived the Holocaust.