Adolphe (Aizik) FEDER 1887 — 1943
Адольф ФЕДЕР • Адольф ФЕДЕР
Born in Odessa, Ukraine into a Jewish family. He went to Berlin and then to Geneva in 1909-1910, where he studied painting. In 1910 studied for two years in Paris at the Julien Academy and one year at the Matisse Studio. He exhibited at the Salon d`Automne in 1912. Feder painted landscapes, still-life compositions, and figures. In 1926 he visited Palestine, where he was particularly impressed by Jerusalem. This visit to Palestine resulted in a large body of works on Jewish, Arab and oriental themes. During the World War II he stayed in Paris and attempted to join the Resistance. Feder was arrested and deported. He died in Auschwits in 1943. Feder was interested in primitive art, collected African sculptures and Ethiopian paintings, and also traveled extensively. A monograph on Adolphe Feder was written by the Jewish-French critic and writer, Gustave Kahn.