Adja Yunkers, a Russian-American painter and graphic artist, was born in 1900 in Riga, Latvia. He studied art in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Paris, Berlin and Rome while traveling the world extensively. He resided in Paris for fourteen years and then in Stockholm, Germany during World War II. He edited and published the art magazines "ARS" and "Creation" in Sweden. He came to the United States in 1947 to become a U.S. citizen.