ALBERT ADAMS, journey on a tightrope

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

R 390.00
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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.