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Velma Adams

 (1902 - 1990)
Velma Adams was active/lived in California, Colorado.  Velma Adams is known for Lithographer, etcher, engraver, painter.

Biography   Velma Adams

Born on a ranch in Fruita, CO on April 4, 1902. Adams was a teenager when she settled in Los Angeles. She studied locally at the Otis Art Institute and continued in NYC at the ASL and Grand Central School of Art. She further studied with F. Tolles Chamberlin, George Biddle, Leo Katz, and with her close friend Julia B. Wendt. She was active in Los Angeles until the early 1960s and died there on Nov. 13, 1990. Most of her subject matter is Indian and western themes. Exh: Calif. Art Club, 1924-49 (awards); Nat'l Small Sculptures Contest, 1928 (award); LA County Fair, 1929; Bullock's (LA), 1933; Calif. Society of Etchers, 1930s; Palos Verdes Public Library, 1937; Southwest Museum (LA), 1939; GGIE, 1939; Ebell Club (LA), 1939, 1948 (awards

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1925; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Who's Who in American Art 1940-62.

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