Adler, Edmund


Born: Vienna, 1876
Died: Mannersdorf, 1965

Edmund Adler was born on October 15, 1876 in Vienna, Austria. His first training was in lithography for four years, followed by three years in a graphic studio. From 1894 to 1903 he attended the Vienna Academy where he became an assistant professor in 1903.

During World War 1 (1914-18), he was a prisoner of war in Siberia. Subsequently, he exhibited with both Austrian and Russian artists and his work became popular in Vienna, Dresden and Brunn. Adler was particularly admired for his naturalism and fresh approach to color in his portraits. A genre painter of note, his paintings featuring children, continue to be favored by collectors.

Adler died in Mannersdorf on May 10, 1965.