Kenneth Miller Adams

American , 1897 - 1966

Born in Topeka, Kansas in 1897, painter and graphic artist, Kenneth Miller Adams is best remembered as the last and youngest member of the Taos society of artists. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York. He spent several months in Paris before moving on to the south of France, where he painted landscapes. He also spent a brief period of time studying the frescoes of Italy.

In 1934 Adams worked under the Public Works of Art Project. Adams was strongly influenced by Cezanne’s Cubist principles and he went on to influence the art scene of New Mexico for decades.

After spending 12 years in Taos, Adams moved to Albuquerque in 1938 and taught at the University of New Mexico until 1963. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in New York in 1961. His work in the Anschutz Collection (Denver), the Fred Jones Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma.


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