Born Adolf Franz Theodor Münzer 5 December 1870 in Pless, Upper Silesia. Studied decoration at the Breslau Kunstgewerbeschule. From 1890: studied at the Munich Akademie. From 1896: illustrated for the journals Simplicissimus and Jugend. 1899: founded, with Fritz Erler, the organisation Die Scholle. 1900-02: studied in Paris. 1903-09: worked in Munich. 1909-32: taught at the Düsseldorf Akademie. Created wall- and floor-painting and decoration for, among others, Park Casino in Munich, waiting-room of railway station in Düsseldorf and Littman’s Hoftheater, Stuttgart (most such works destroyed during the war). Member of Deutscher Werkbund. Died 24 January 1953 in Landsberg/Lech.
- Adolf Münzer: Gemalde 1899-1919 (exh. cat.), Landsberg: Neues Stadtmuseum, 1996 ,
- 2006 (includes auction records 1986-2004). ,
- Neue Deutsche Biographie, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1952-., 1996
- Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie, Munich, London, New Providence: K.G. Saur 1995- (from 1997: Munich only)., 1998