A Rare Selling Exhibition
December 1, 2012
12 - 2 pm
|CP Adams "Sunset Light on Mt. Sopris" 20 x 30 Oil on Canvas|
Saks Galleries Cherry Creek in conjunction with the upcoming Denver Art Museum exhibition "Rocky Mountain Majesty," cordially invites you to the afternoon preview of a rare selling exhibition featuring important works by Charles Partridge Adams.
Noted author and CP Adams historian Steve Andreas will be present
to discuss the works.
Please join us for light refreshments, conversation and an opportunity to purchase important works.
(adapted from The Art of Charles Partridge Adams by Dines, Leonard and Cuba, 1993)
Charles Partridge Adams moved to Denver from Massachusetts in 1876 at the age of 18. A year later he began working at the Chain and Hardy bookstore, where he received encouragement for his artistic interests from Helen Henderson Chain, who had been a pupil of the noted artist, George Inness. A three-month camping trip in the Rockies with another young artist in 1881 resulted in numerous sketches and paintings. In 1885 he traveled to the east coast, and visited the studios of George Inness and Worthington Whittredge, and the following year he visited the California studios of William Keith and Thomas Hill. Though not isolated from other artists, Adams was largely self-taught, experimenting with different styles and techniques, continuing to use those that best served his vision and his subject matter.
His paintings were first exhibited publicly in Denver in 1886, and he exhibited work in both local and national shows through 1908. In 1893 Adams established his first Denver studio, and began to paint watercolors in addition to oils. Since watercolors were less expensive, they sold readily. From that time on Adams painted watercolors and oils and was fluent in both mediums.
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