Harry Curieux Adamson (1916-2012)
signed and dated "Harry Curieux Adamson © -1997" lower left
oil on canvas, 24 by 30 in.
Harry Adamson was one of the premier waterfowl
painters of the last fifty years. Born in Seattle in 1916, he studied under Paul J. Fair who is best known for his wildlife photography. Adamson began painting after serving in World War II, selling a painting to the president of Mexico within the first decade of his career. His success continued and he was honored as the first California Waterfowl Association Artist of the Year, as well as the 1979 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year. His works have been included in shows at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the British Museum, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Admired by his fellow artists, Adamson had a knack for capturing birds in their natural habitats. His thoroughly detailed landscapes are the perfect backdrop for his accurately painted waterfowl.
Provenance: Grant Nelson Collection
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