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Kenneth Miller Adams

Price: $5500.00

Kenneth Miller Adams (AM 1897-1966) – Francisca – Lithograph, ca. 1950, 16 x 13, signed and titled in pencil. This piece is in excellent condition.
This image is illustrated in “The Legendary Artists of Taos” by M.C. Nelson who was a founding member of the Taos School of Art.

"After serving in the Army as a private in World War I, he studied as a pupil of K H Miller, Bridgman, Sterne, and Speicherand Dashburg.

From 1921 to 1923, Adams studied in France and Italy, painting landscapes he exhibited in Topeka.

In 1924, Adams settled in Taos with and became the youngest and last member of the Taos Society of Artists, but he was more than a duplicate of the original members' emphasis on the romantic Indian. Adams was contemporary realist, influenced by Dasburg and working in the tradition of Rivera and Orozco.

In 1929, Adams began teaching at the University of New Mexico in Taos. The dominant subjects in his work became the Spanish Americans and landscapes. In 1938, he was awarded a Carnegie Corporation Grant to become the first artist-in-residence at the University of New Mexico. He taught there for the next twenty-five years until 1963."