biography of Herbert ADAMS (1858-1945)

Birth place: West Concord, VT

Addresses: NYC/Plainfield, NH

Profession: Sculptor

Studied: Mass. Normal A. Sch.; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1885; Académie Julian, Paris, with Lefebvre, Boulanger, and Mercié, 1885-87.

Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1886-90; Brooklyn AA, 1891; A.C.P., 1892 (med); Columbian Expo, Chicago, 1893 (med); BAC, 1896; NAD, 1898-99, 1907-30, 1936 (gold medal, 1916); Charleston Expo, 1902 (gold med); St. Louis Expo, 1904; P-P. Expo., San Fran., 1915 (med); AAAL, 1926; AIC.

Member: ANA, 1898; NA, 1899; SAA, 1891; NSS,1893; Arch. Lg., 1896; N.Y. Municipal AS; NAC; Century Assoc.; AAAL; SC; Port. P.; AFA.

Work: Society of Medalists, N.Y.; LOC; Fed. Res. Board Bldg.; Wash., D.C.; St. Bartholomew's Church, NYC (bronze doors); AAAL; MMA; CGA; also works in Cleveland (OH), Newark (NJ), Newport News (VA), Fitchburg and Winchester (Mass.)

Comments: Leading sculptor of the American Renaissance. He produced numerous portraits busts and commemorative allegorical works. His most prestigious commission was for the set of bronze doors for St. Bartholomew's in New York City. His wife was Adeline Adams (see entry).

Sources: WW04; Baigell, Dictionary.