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Adams Jr., Loren D. (1945) View 2 Items
Though he was born in land-locked Linton, Indiana on September 28, 1945, Loren D. Adams, Jr.'s most profound influence and subject has been the sea. His fascination began at age six when his family moved to California, and, as Adams says, he was "frightened, terrified, exhilarated and thrilled" by his first sight of the Pacific Ocean. He took his first step as an artist at age thirteen by applying to the Famous Artists School, which supplies correspondence courses. Though he quit when he discovered ...
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Addison, Robert William (1924-1988) View 1 Item
Born in Boise, Idaho in 1924, Robert William Addison as a young man was interested in architecture. World War II interfered with his early career plans as he served in the U.S. Army. A new possibility opened up when, while recuperating from a hand injury, he painted twenty-five watercolors that the Red Cross later put on exhibit. When the war was over, he enrolled first in a junior college in Boise, then moved to Chicago where he studied at its famous Art Institute. After graduation,...
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Audubon, John James (1785-1851)
John James Audubon will always remain a bit of an enigma: an esteemed, if amateur naturalist who disdained the "cabinet naturalists" who possessed the scientific knowledge he lacked, a vastly gifted self-taught painter who claimed lessons he never had, and a man of apparent openness bordering on naivete who succeeded in shrouding his origins in such mystery that it was more than a hundred years after his death before the truth was discovered. We wouldn't bother, of course, if it weren't for the work. ...
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