biografía de John Ottis ADAMS (1851-1927)

Lugar de nacimiento: Amity, IN

Lugar de defunción: Indianapolis, IN

Direcciones: Muncie, IN; Brookville, IN/Leland, MI

Profesión: Landscape painter, teacher, portrait painter

Estudios: Wabash College, honorary M.A., 1898; South Kensington School of Art and Design, London, 1872; John Parker, in London; Royal Academy, in Munich, with Benczur, Loefftz, 1880.

Exposiciones: NAD, 1886-87, 1889, 1898; BAC, 1890; Denison Hotel, 1894; Five Hoosier Painters, Chicago, 1894; Louisiana Purchase Expo, St. Louis, 1904 (bronze med); Cincinnati Mus. Assoc. Ann.; Muncie Art Assoc. Ann.; annually, Soc. Western Artists Annual, Chicago, 1907 (Fine Arts Building prize); Richmond Art Assoc. Ann., 1909 (Mary T. R. Foulke prize); International Exhibition FA, Buenos Aires and Santiago, 1910 (hon. men.); Pan.-Pacif. Intl. Expo, San Fran., 1915; AIC.

Asociaciones: Am. Artists Club of Munich (president); Soc. Western Artists (organizer, 1896; president, 1908, 1909); Indianapolis AA.

Obra: Mural project, Indianapolis City Hospital; Richmond, Indiana AA; Herron Art Inst., Indianapolis; AA, Muncie, IN; AA, Cedar Rapids, IA; Public libraries, Terre Haute, Anderson, Brookville, Bluffton, Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Marion (all in Indiana), Bay City, MI; Ball State Univ. Art Gallery, Muncie, IN; Muncie Public Library; Indiana State Mus. Collection.

Comentarios: After studying in England and Germany, Adams returned to Indiana and opened an art school in Muncie, 1887. In 1894 he contributed to the Indianapolis exhibition of the work of several Hoosier artists, who subsequently became known as The Hoosier Group" and included Forsyth, Gruelle, Steele and Stark. He was instrumental in the establishment of the John Herron Art Institute in 1901, and was an instructor of drawing and painting there until his retirement in 1906. He was married to Winifred Brady Adams (see entry), in 1898. Adams divided his time among various homes in Southern Indiana, Michigan, and Florida, accompanied many times by fellow artist and friend, Otto Stark. He was best known as a nature-loving painter.

Fuentes: WW25; Gerdts, Art Across America, vol. 2: 264-279 (with repro.); Newton and Gerdts, 86-109, 154-55 (with repro.)."

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