biography of William Althorpe ADAMS (1797-1878)

Birth place: Boston

Death place: Newport, KY

Addresses: Cincinnati, OH

Profession: Amateur painter, critic

Exhibited: NAD (pen-and-ink sketches)

Member: NAD (hon. mem.)

Comments: Painted portraits in Zanesville (OH) in 1822. Adams opened a law office at Cincinnati in 1840. He was also well known as a critical judge of art and continued to paint some pieces, among them portraits.

Sources: G&W; Boston Advertiser, Jan. 1, 1879. See also Hageman, 113.