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Though he was born in land-locked Linton, Indiana, Loren D. Adams, Jr.s most popular subject has been the Pacific Ocean, which he first saw at age 6 when his family moved to California. Describing the sight at one which "frightened, terrified, exhilarated and thrilled" him, Adams was drawn to it when, despite studying at the California Missionary Baptist Institute of Theology, he found himself pursuing a career as an artist. For the next decade, he focused on seascapes and coastal marine landscapes in which he attempted to convey not only the majesty of the sea, but even the actual motion of the waves. Fused media on aircraft aluminum.
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Accepted by the Famous Artists School at age 13, Loren D. Adams, Jr. rejected their correspondence courses when he discovered Norman Rockwell would not be training him, but kept their instructional books and taught himself to draw and paint while also studying the work of other artists. In his love of majestic scenes infused with rich color and ambient light designed for emotional impact, he was influenced by the Hudson River School artists, painting layer upon layer of color in a smooth brush technique that disguises the hand of the painter to focus attention on the subject.
Created by: Adams Jr., Loren D.
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