CLINTON ADAMS BIOGRAPHY



One Person Exhibitions | Chronology | Selected Public Collections



SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1942
American Contemporary Gallery, Los Angeles


1950
UCLA Art Gallery, Los Angeles

1952, 1956
Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles

1954
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA

1956
Louisville Art Center, Louisville, KY

1957
University of Texas, Austin, TX

1957
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

1958, 1961
Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles

1963,1968
Jonson Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1963
Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans,LA

1964
Galleria Mazzuchelli, Florence, Italy

1965
Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles

1972
Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, NM

1973
Museum of Art, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City

1974,1984
Art Museum, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque

1974
Georgia Museum of Art, Univ. of Georgia, Athens

1987, 1998
Art Museum, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque

1988
Art Gallery, California State University, Northridge

1989, 1991
Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles

1991
Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.

1993
Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, N.M.

1994, 1997
Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles

1998
Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens, Ohio

1999
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles

2002
Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles




CHRONOLOGY

1918
Born in Glendale, CA

1936-1938
Studies at Glendale Junior College

1938-1942
Studies at University of California, Los Angeles

1942-1945
Serves in the United States Army Air Force

1943
Marries Mary Atchison

1946-1954
Teaches painting atUniversity of California, Los Angeles

1946-1963
Active in California Watercolor Society; receives frequent
awards in annual exhibitions

1948 Begins work in lithography with Lynton R. Kistler

1951
Travels extensively in Europe

1953-1954
Teaches design at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles

1954
Accepts chairmanship of Dept of Art at University of Kentucky

1957
Moves to Gainesville, Florida as head of Dept of Art, University of
Florida.
Son Michael is born.

1960-1961
Serves as Associate Director of Tamarind Lithography
Workshop, Los Angeles

1961
Appointed Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Univ. of New Mexico,
Albuquerque

1970-1985
Director of Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque

1971-1988
Active as writer, principally on lithography; publishes six
books and more than one hundred essays and articles

1974-1990
Founds and edits the Tamarind Papers:A Journal of the Fine
Print

1985-1998
Works principally in watercolors

1987
Retrospective exhibition of paintings, University Art Museum,
Albuquerque

1991
Elected to the National Academy

1998
Elected "Printmaker Emeritus" by the Southern Graphics Council

2002
Adams dies in Albuquerque, New Mexico



SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
University Art Museum, Univ.of N.M., Albuquerque
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Art Institute of California, Chicago, IL
McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Museum of Contemporary Art, TX
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts, U.C.L.A.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
National Watercolor Society, Los Angeles
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles
Louisville Art Center, Louisville, KY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Roswell Museum/Art Center, Roswell, NM
San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, CA
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA


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