Jankel Adler born in Germany and moved to Poland when he was a young boy. Most of his artistic education he revived at the Rhineland region. In 1914, in Germany,he begun studying at the college of arts and crafts with professor Gustav Wiethücher. In 1922, upon his arrival in Dusseldorf, Adler was already known at the local artistic community.
Adler presented together with a group of “Young Rhineland”, He was also active with a group of the “progressive artists” in Cologne. Adler was a member of the group till its dissolution by the Nazis. At that time he won tenders murals on public buildings. Many German museums acquired his paintings. His works were shown throughout Germany and even in Moscow. In 1931 he received a workshop at the Academy of Dusseldorf, next door to Paul Klee.