Norman AdamsWorks | Biography
Norman Adams was born in London in 1927. He studied at Harrow School of Art from 1940-1946 and The Royal College of Art from 1948 – 1951 where he was awarded the bronze medal for painting. His first solo exhibition was with the London dealers Gimpel Fils in 1950 and over the following decades he subsequently held numerous shows at private and public galleries throughout the UK. In 1956 he, and his wife, moved to the Yorkshire Dales where he established a studio. This proximity to the elemental Yorkshire landscape, to which he had such an affinity, enabled him to create some of his finest works.
He was elected as a member of The Royal Academy in 1972 and an honorary member of The Royal Watercolour Society in 1987. Norman Adams died in 2005 and his work is held in many institutions including The Tate, London.