Artist Jankel Adler wasn't just a painter, he began his career training as an engraver in Poland, he also spent time in printmaking. Adler in 1922 attended the International Congress of Progressive Artists where he signed the Founding Proclamation of the Union of Progressive International Artists. Strongly influenced by Picasso, Jankel's work features abstract compositions and experiments with various materials and subjects. The seventh of ten children Jankel suffered greatly during the Holocaust with the loss of all of his siblings. He volunteered in the Polish Army to fight against Hitler during World War II. After being discharged for health reasons he moved to Scotland and then London where he continued working on his art.