John Clayton Adams
John Clayton Adams or J. Clayton Adams (1840 – 20 June 1906) was an English landscape artist
In 1873 Adams moved to "Brackenhurst", Ewhurst Hill, near Guildford. Most of his landscapes depict scenes from counties in southern England, particularly Surrey. However, he also painted a few Scottish works featuring the River Tweed.
Following the example of Benjamin Williams Leader, George Cole and his son George Vicat Cole, Adams produced pleasantly naturalistic landscapes, truthful in detail but in general idealised. His paintings are characterised by a broad technique, the use of rich colour and a sensitive handling of light. Harvest scenes were a favourite subject throughout his life and many of his exhibits at the Royal Academy explore this theme.
Most of his paintings are signed "J. Clayton Adams".
- The Gravel Pit (1872)
- Harvest Time (1874)
- The evening sun (1878)
- Flowers of the field (1880)
- After the shower (1886)
- Evening reflection (1887)
- Returning from the Harvest
- A Surrey Lane (1890)
- Adams biography (Sherwin Gallery)