James Woodhull Adams (1854-1921)

 

James Woodhull Adams (1854-1921)
American realist & impressionist landscape & genre painter ;
J. Woodhull Adams ; Woodhull Adams ; J.W. Adams ; J. W. Adams ; James W. Adams ;
(Born November 2, 1854 in Newark, NJ – died June 4, 1921 in Old Lyme, CT)

 

FAD record control number: 28002 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

James Woodhull Adams (1854-1921) biography:

Birth: November 2, 1854 in Newark, NJ ;
Death: June 4, 1921 in Old Lyme, CT ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac: Scorpio ;

Known for: Upstate NY & CT landscapes ;
Medium: Oil ; watercolor ; ink & paper ; pencil ;
Technique: Painting ; drawing ;
Subjects: Upstate NY & CT landscapes ; genre ; women ;

Areas: Newark, NJ (1854-1901) ; upstate NY (1886, 1895) ; Upper Ausable Lake, Ausable, NY (1886) ; Huntington, Long Island, NY (1895) ; Nantucket, MA (summers, 1897 & 1898) ; Chatham, NJ (1895, leased 1901-1903) ; New York, NY (ca.1900-ca.1911) ; Monhegan Island, ME (ca.1911) ; Old Lyme, CT (1912, 1917-1921) ; VT ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: 107 Clinton Avenue, Newark, NJ (1886) ;
Father: Thomas Weir Woodhull Adams (1823-1901?), Newark, NJ, was a jeweler in the 1870s in NJ and then in 1892 joined a fur & ginseng firm of Hennessy, Adams & Company which was renamed T. W. Adams & Company in 1895 and he retired from the firm in 1909 but came back 1910 due to a death of a partner ;
Mother: Harriet (Eastburn) Woodhull Adams (1825-1888), Newark, NJ ; Father may have also studied art ;
Relatives: Harold Woodhull Adams (?-1906), brother ; Eliza Woodhull Adams (1847-?), sister ; Harriet Elmira Adams (1849-?), sister ; Robert Weir Adams (1851-?), brother ; Charles Sumner Adams (1856–1857), brother ;
Spouse: Helen Minot (Shaw) Adams (1856-1928), engaged January 20, 1899, married 1899 ;
Children: [no children] ;

Training: Possible early training from his mother and father ; Studied under Robert (Henry Cozad) Henri (1865-1929) at Monhegan Island, ME (ca.1911) ;
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Work: Began by decorating churches for weddings, Newark, NJ, 1894 ; Worked for his father’s company, T. W. Adams & Company, (ca.1910-1917), after one of the partner’s died in 1910 and his father was semi-retired in 1909 but returned in 1910/1911 to help the company out ;

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Member: Sketch Club, Newark, NJ, founding member (1892), treasurer (1895-1898) ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member (1900-1921) ; Lyme Art Association. Old Lyme, CT, artist member (1918-1921) ;
Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1883, 1886, 1924) ; Sketch Club, Newark, NJ (1895, 1897-1898) ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1883-1884, 1887, 1901-1905, 1909, 1912, 1916) ; Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT (1917-1921) ;
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Milestones: Suffered from the skin condition eczema for three years, which he inherited from his mother (1889) ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2018.28002

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Record birth date:
May 1, 2018

Last updated: January 27, 2019 at 0:55 am

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