Andrew Hart Adler

1952 - 

The path of Andrew Hart Adler from the shores of the United States to the foot of Africa has been anything but straightforward.


Born in New York City, Adler moved as a young child to London, where his mother sent him to an academy of art from the age of seven. With the death of their mother, his brother Christopher and he returned to the USA to live with their father, Broadway composer Richard Adler.


After completing his studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Adler became the assistant to Willem de Kooning for two years. A summer in Paris turned into fifteen years. Then six years in Munich were followed by eight years in the south of France, with a period in Costa Rica, before a return to New York City and Sag Harbor. Adler has been driven by restlessness and rootlessness from place to place, always considering his studio his home.


His artworks have been exhibited even more widely – across the USA and Europe, alongside Masters like Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Pollock and de Kooning.


His second passion in life – rowing – brought him to Cape Town for the first time in 1987 for a few short weeks. He relocated here permanently a number of years later, setting up his studio in industrial Woodstock.




  • 1973    BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016    Aqua, 99 Loop, Cape Town
  • 2015    Emergence, 99 Loop, Cape Town
  • 2014    Light Whisperer, Res Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2012    Arthur Kalaher Gallery, Southampton, New York
  • 2010    Village Smith Galleries, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 2008    Gallery Mark Hachem, New York City
  • 2007    Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, NY
  • 2006    LTMH Gallery, New York
  • 2004    Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, NY


  • Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016    Cape Town Art Fair with 99 Loop, Cape Town
  • 2015    Cape of Good Hope, 99 Loop, Cape Town
  • 2015    Turbine Art Fair with 99 Loop, Johannesburg
  • 2013     David Krut Project, Cape Town
  • 2011     Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, New York: Hamptons – Then and Now
  • 2010     Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2006     Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York: Artist of the Hamptons (Pollock, De Kooning, Lichtnstein, Fischer)
  • 2006    Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York: The Nude Exposed. (Chagall, Picasso, Matisse etc.)
  • 2006     Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York: Black and White (Chagall, De Kooning, Leger, Matisse, Picasso)
  • 2005     Remy Toledo Gallery, New York: Then and Now (De Kooning, Rivers, Chamberlain etc.)
  • 2004     Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York
  • 2003-1975    Musée Carnavalése, Menton, Art Cologne (Ludorff), Galerie Leidel, Munich, Galerie Koch, Hannover, Galerie Woeller-Paquet, Frankfurt, Galerie Schwartzkopf, Wüppertal, Galerie Ludorif, Düsseldorf, Chicago Art Fair, (Leinster), Los Angeles Art Fair (Leinster), Salon de Montrouge, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, Salon des Grands et Jeunes, Paris, Vivante Tapisserie Française, Grand Palais, Paris, Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, N.Y.