Adam Grant (1924 – 1992)

Adam Grant’s retrospective catalog begins with, “Adam Grant was born to be an artist.” It’s all he ever wanted. Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1924, he was a slav, a group victimized by Hitler.

In the fall of 1943 Adam Grant, who just turned 19, was shoved into a train and taken to Auschwitz, imprisoned, later sent to the labor camp at Mauthausen, near Linz, Austria.

On May 6, 1945, the 11th U.S. Army liberated Mauthausen. Adam Grant was extremely weak, and very alone in the world. Five years later, he got himself to America. In Hamtramck, Michigan, he connected with a creative community and he resumed his art.

He died in Toledo in 1992.