Born near Lodz, Jankel Adler (1895 – 1945) trained and worked successfully as an artist in Germany. He left Germany for Paris in 1933. When war broke out, he joined the Polish forces and was evacuated to Scotland. In Glasgow he played an important role as an inspiration for young artists, like Colquhoun and MacBryde. Internationally, he is the most well known of a group of Polish artists who emigrated to Britain before and during the war years and settled to become a leading light in the Modren British Art movement. His works are in many museums throughout the world including the USA, Germany, UK and Israel.