Kenneth Miller Adams

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Kenneth Miller Adams (1897 Topeka, Kansas - 1966) was an American artist.

He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League. He served in the U.S. Army in World War I. In 1924, he moved to Taos, New Mexico. He was a member of the Taos Society of Artists. In 1933, he worked for the Federal Art Project.[1] In 1938, he moved to Albuquerque. He taught at the University of New Mexico. In 1961, he was elected to the National Academy of Design.[2]

His work in the Anschutz collection,[3] the Fred Jones Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma.[4] His papers are held at the Archives of American Art.[5]


  • William H. Gerdts, Art across America: two centuries of regional painting, 1710-1920, Volume 3, Abbeville Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55859-033-5
  • Mary Carroll Nelson, The legendary artists of Taos, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1980, ISBN 978-0-8230-2745-3


  1. ^ Archives of American Art. "Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Adams, 1964 Apr. 23 - Oral Histories | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution". Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Kenneth Miller Adams". IFPDA. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  3. ^ Joan Carpenter Troccoli, Marlene Chambers, eds. (2000). Painters and the American West: the Anschutz collection. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-08722-2. 
  4. ^ "Kenneth Miller Adams - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - The University of Oklahoma". 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  5. ^ Archives of American Art. "Summary of the Kenneth Miller Adams papers, 1933-1938 | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution". Retrieved 2012-08-24. 

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