(1843 - 1921)
Cassilly Adams was active/lived in Indiana, Ohio. Cassilly Adams is known for genre, historical-west, Indian portrait.
Biography Cassilly Adams
A painter of western frontier life, Cassily Adams is best remembered for his epic work, Custer's Last Fight,
9 and 1/2 feet by 16 feet, 5 inches, and completed in 1885. The
copyright to this particular painting was obtained by the Anheuser-
Busch Brewing Company, which made and circulated thousands of
reproductions. Because Adams did most of his work for book
publishers who did not credit him, he was a relatively unknown artist
during his lifetime.
He was born in Zanesville, Ohio and was a
descendant of American founding father, John Adams. He studied at
the Boston Academy of Arts with Thomas Noble and later at the
Cincinnati Art School. During the Civil War, he was in the army
and was wounded
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