(1873 - 1952)
Howard Somerville was active/lived in New York / United Kingdom. Howard Somerville is known for portrait and landscape painting, illustration, etching.
Biography Howard Somerville
This following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Executive Director, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV.
HOWARD SOMERVILLE ADAMSON (September 11, 1873 – July 2, 1952)
(A.K.A. “Howard Somerville”)
Portrait and landscape painter, illustrator, etcher. Born in Dundee, Scotland, to Jessie Leith (b. 1844) and James Adamson (b. 1842). His father was a prominent coal merchant in Dundee and the family resided in a home known as “Mount Pleasant House.” Howard Adamson was one of three brothers in a much larger family that all became prominent artists and illustrators.
The eldest, Sydney Blair Adamson (1872 – 1958), who was best known for hi
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