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Cassilly Adams

 (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   ...  Displaying 750 of 2001 characters.

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Warning the Wagon Train, 1883
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