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Willis Adams

 (1854 - 1932)
Willis A. Adams was active/lived in Utah, Indiana.  Willis Adams is known for landscape and still life painting, printmaking, photography.

Biography   Willis Adams

Born on March 10, 1854, Willis A. Adams grew up on a small frontier farm near Goshen, Indiana. His heritage can be traced to the Adams family in Massachusetts, which included John Adams and John Quincy Adams. While growing up, Adams gained a practical earnestness that was a natural consequence of long hours of hard work on his father's farm. At an early age, he displayed an ingenious resourcefulness for inventing and making tools.

However, contrary to his father's desire to have his son be an integral part of the family farm, Adams showed little interest in farm work and often wandered off to make sketches of the beautiful woods where he lived. Fortunately for Adams, his mother, a gentle and religious woman, acted as a mediator betwe   ...  Displaying 750 of 4179 characters.

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