Adler, Moritz

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ADLER, MORITZ (1826–1902), Hungarian painter. Born in Budapest, Adler studied in Munich and in Paris. On his return to Hungary, he settled in Budapest. Adler's reputation was created with his painting Memento Mori (1852). A meticulous artist, he was popular as a painter of genre and still life, and made portraits of many eminent Hungarians of his time. His Apotheosis of Baron Joseph Eötvös pays tribute to this champion of the emancipation of Hungary's Jews.