French, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 8 July 1865, in Luxeuil-les-Bains; died 11 June 1952, in Nogent-sur-Marne.
Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including charcoal). Genre scenes, scenes with figures, fishing scenes, rustic scenes, figures, portraits, landscapes, landscapes with figures, urban landscapes, interiors, still-lifes. Frescoes.
Jules Adler studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he was a pupil of Bougereau, Dagnan-Bouveret and Robert-Fleury. He received several medals and was granted a state travel scholarship. He regularly participated in the Salon des Artistes Français, where he became a member and then sat on the Committee and the Jury. He was a founder member of the Salon d'Automne and exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries in 1926. He participated in several international exhibitions, notably in 1900 in Paris, where he gained a silver medal. He showed decorative frescoes in Pittsburgh Brussels and Liège, and exhibited in Venice, Barcelona, Madrid, Munich and Tokyo. He was awarded a diploma of honour at the Paris Exposition Internationale of 1937 and gained the Prix Bonnat in 1938. During World War I he was sent on a military assignment. He was made a Chévalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1907, and became an Officer in 1923. Although he painted many landscapes, especially of the Ile de France and Brittany (notably Le Faouët), Adler maintained a constant interest in genre scenes. He employed a palette of warm, sympathetic colours and energetically depicted the drama in the everyday lives of humble people....