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Wilbur G. Adam Portrait Oil Painting, 1921

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Wilbur G. Adam (American, 1898-1973)
Untitled, 1921
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to lower right
Inscribed to the verso

Wilbur G. Adam was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and began studying at the Art Academy of Cincinnati before he graduated from high school. There he was able to train under many well-known Cincinnati artists, including Herman Wessel, James Roy Hopkins, Lewis Henry Meakin and Frank Duveneck. Adam went on to have a long, distinguished career, dividing his time between Chicago and Cincinnati, becoming a successful illustrator and portraitist while continuing to paint and exhibit at prestigious institutions including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the St. Louis Art Museum and the Cincinnati Art Museum, and serving as the president of the Cincinnati Art Club from 1965 – 1967.


- scuffs and wear to surface of painting; wear and chips to frame.


33.5" W x 38.25" H x 1.25" D

Measures painting in frame. Visible painting measures 27.5"W x 32.75"H

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