Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Charles Partridge Adams (1858-1942)
Charles Partridge Adams was born in Franklin, Massachusetts in 1858 and died in Pasadena, California in 1942. Adams was a Colorado landscape painter and teacher. His work is in the Kansas City Art Association, the Denver Art Museum, the Adams collection and several Denver civic clubs. For reasons of health, Adams moved to Denver in 1876, finding work as an engraver for a book store. He was briefly the pupil of Mrs. James Albert Chaim (or Chain), an Inness student who ran an art school in Denver. By the time he was the age of twenty five, his landscapes were artistic and financial successes. His business card offered his services in "landscapes and crayon portraits." Summers were spent at his studio "The Sketch Box" in Estes Park, Colorado. Adams' subjects ranged from Mount Long to the Spanish Peaks, the Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, and the New Mexico desert. He was a charter member of the Denver Artists Club in 1893. He made his tour of the European galleries in 1914. When he retired to Laguna Beach, California in 1920, he specialized in marine subjects. At his death, Adams had completed eight hundred paintings plus a large number of sketches.
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