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Adams, Norman (Edward Albert)locked

RA 1972 (ARA 1967); ARCA 1951

Born 9 Feb. 1927; s of Albert Henry Adams and Winifred Elizabeth Rose Adams; m 1947, Anna Theresa; two s.; died 10 March 2005

artist (painter); Professor of Painting in Royal Academy Schools, 1995–2000


Royal Coll. of Art


Head of Sch. of Painting, Manchester Coll. of Art and Design, 1962–70; Lectr, Leeds Univ., 1975–78; Prof. of Fine Art, and Dir of King Edward VII Coll. (formerly Sch.), Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1981–86; Keeper, Royal Acad., 1986–95. Exhibitions in America (New York, Pittsburgh); retrospective exhibitions: RCA, 1969; Whitechapel Gall., RA, 1988; Central Art Gall., Ashton-under-Lyne, 2003; Peter Scott Gall., Lancaster, 2005; solo exhibitions: RA Friends’ Room, 2003; Way of the Cross drawings, Southwell Minster, 2003; Sailing to Byzantium drawings and paintings, Fine Art Soc., London, 2004. Paintings in collections of: most British provincial art galls; Tate Gall., London; Nat. Galls, New Zealand; Gulbenkian Mus., Lisbon; work purchased by: Arts Council of GB; Contemp. Art Soc.; Chantrey Bequest; various Educn Authorities. Murals at: Broad Lane Comprehensive Sch., Coventry; St Anselm’s Church, S London; Our Lady of Lourdes, Milton Keynes; Stations of the Cross, St Mary’s RC Church, Mulberry Street, Manchester, 1994–95. Decor for ballets, Covent Garden and Sadler’s Wells. Kornferry Prize, RA Summer exhibn; RA Drawing Prize, 2003; Windsor & Newton Turner Watercolour Award, RA Summer exhibn, 2004


(with Glyn Hughes) Alibis and Convictions, 1978; A Decade of Painting 1971–81 (text by John Milner), 1981; (with A. Adams): Angels of Soho, 1988; Island Chapters, 1991; Life on Limestone, 1994


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