ALBERT ADAMS, journey on a tightrope

: Martin (M.) & Dolby (J.) eds.

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119 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008

 

Catalogue of the retrospective exhibition, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town 2008.

Painter and printmaker Arthur Albert Hugh Adams was born in Johannesburg in 1929. Forbidden to study at the Michaelis School of Fine Art because of the policy of "seperate development", he was awarded a scholarship to the Slade School of Art in London where he studied from 1953 to 1956. In 1957 he enrolled for a course study at the Munich Academy of Arts and later that year attended master classes under Oscar Kokoschka. In the late 1950s he returned to Cape Town and exhibited extensively until 1960 when he left South Africa to settle in London. He taught at various secondary schools and lectured in art history at the City University for 18 years. He died in 2006.

Contributions include "Portrait of a Friendship - words for Albert Adams" by Peter Clarke,
"'Resurrected: the 'Crucified Dark Man'"by Elza Miles,
"Beloved Comforter: Albert Adams as a printmaker - an appreciation" by Joe Dolby,
"'The task of the artist is to see' (Oscar Kokoshka)" by Marilyn Martin, and
"'The Burden of Humanity on His Back: Albert Adams' lifelong struggle'" by Crain Soudien.