Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of an Impressionist-Have You Heard of John Otis Adams?

John Otis Adams, In Poppyland, 1901, oil on canvas, Ball State University Art Museum, Muncie, Indiana

 

Have you heard of American Impressionist John Otis Adams (1851-1927)? Born in Indiana, Adams studied abroad, both in London and Munich.  However, Adams spent most of his career in his home state, creating a definitive body of work based on the changing landscape of the seasons.  He belonged to the Hoosier Group, its members like Adams, renowned for innovative and colorful renderings of their natural surroundings.

 

John Otis Adams, November Freshet, n.d., oil, location unknown.

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