|Charles Partridge Adams |
Charles Partridge Adams was born in Franklin, Massachusetts on January 12, 1858. For health reasons, Adams moved to Denver at age 18 and found work as an engraver in a bookstore. After arriving in Denver, he studied briefly with Helen Chain, a pupil of George Inness, but Adams remained essentially a self taught artist. He went on to become one of Colorado's finest landscape painters. By the mid 1880s, he had developed a reputation as a painter and was financially successful. In 1886, he held his first one-man show in Denver. A charter member of the Denver Artist Club in 1893, Adams maintained a summer studio in nearby Estes park where he began to paint with watercolors, which were highly demanded. While there, he painted many scenes of the Tetons, Yellowstone Park, and the New Mexico desert. Returning from travels in Europe in 1916, he began spending winters in Southern California until 1920, when he settled in Pasadena where he remained for the last 22 years of his life. After 1921, he maintained a studio in Laguna Beach where he concentrated on marine subjects. Adams died in Pasadena In October 15, 1942.
Member: Laguna Beach Art Association, California; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Kansas City Art Association, Kansas; San Diego Woman's Club, California; State University Boulder, Colorado.
Exhibited: National Mining & Industrial Expo, Denver, Colorado, 1883; National Academy of Design, New York, 1890; Pan-American Expo, Buffalo, New York, 1901; Louisiana Purchase Expo, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904; Denver Museum, Colorado, 1911; Laguna Beach Art Association, California.
Works held: San Diego Woman's Club, California; Denver Museum, Colorado; Colorado State University, Boulder, Colorado.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.