John Wolcott Adams

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Adams in his home on August 5, 1913

John Wolcott Adams (1874–1925) was an American illustrator.[1]

Biography[edit]

Adams was born on 7 November 1874 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He married Frances Pendleton Sheldon (1903–1920). John Wolcott Adams was the son of John Francis and Ellen Wilson Adams and descendant of a New England family. This family had produced two United States presidents. Adams was interested in the theatre, and he was able to design at least one stage setting that was designed for a 1923 Walter Hampden production.

He died in New York on June 24, 1925 of appendicitis.[2]

Education[edit]

John Wolcott Adams studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and in 1898 he went to New York where he attended the Art Students League of New York classes.[2]

Groups[edit]

John Wolcott Adams was a member of the following groups:

  • The Players
  • The Dutch Treat Club
  • The Society of Illustrators[2]

Works[edit]

John Wolcott Adams contributed to the following periodicals:

  • Everybody's Success
  • Youth's Companion
  • Saturday Evening Post
  • Delineator,
  • Collier's[2]

In 1916, Adams, with Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, produced a colorful redraft of the 1660 Castello Plan map of New York City.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Wyeth Rekindles Interest In John Wolcott Adams With Exhibit". Philadelphia Inquirer. September 20, 1998. Retrieved 2011-04-12. "The early 20th-century illustrator John Wolcott Adams returns now in a new perspective, thanks to Andrew Wyeth's intervention. Artists are sometimes rescued from obscurity by other artists. ... Andrew Wyeth, to his credit, is doing the same for Adams. ..." 
  2. ^ a b c d "Adams, John Wolcott (1874-1925)". 7 January 2013.