Albert Adams Retrospective Exhibition

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: July 19, 2008     To: October 26, 2008
Albert Adams Retrospective Exhibition

The first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of works by the renowned and well loved Albert Adams draws from local and international, private and public collections and is curated by Marilyn Martin, Joe Dolby and Andrea Lewis, with invaluable advice and support from Edward Glennon in London. 

Adams was born in Johannesburg in 1929, but grew up in Cape Town. As a young artist he was unable to study at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Art because of apartheid policies. He was however awarded a scholarship to study at the Slade School of Art in London where he studied from 1953 to 1956. He then enrolled for a brief course of study at the Munich under the internationally renowned artist, Oskar Kokoschka. He returned to Cape Town where he exhibited widely, but in 1960 decided to leave South Africa for good and settled in London. In 1979, he was appointed to the staff of the City University, London, where he lectured in art history for 18 years. After a brief illness, Albert Adams passed away on 31 December 2006.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.

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