WH0 WAS WALTER BURT ADAMS?


Walter Burt Adams was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1903.
He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating in 1931.
For almost half a century he was a familiar sight
on street corners in Evanston, Illinois, painting, as he would say,
"on the spot", the urban landscape he saw around him.
In addition to his work as an artist, Adams owned and operated an artist's supplies store in Evanston from 1938 to 1974.
In 1950 he published a book on art composition, INFINITE DYNAMICS.


WILMETTE HARBOR-1933



OLD FOUNTAIN SQUARE-1936



GOLD COAST WITH GILT RUBBED OFF-1934



CONFLICTING INTERESTS-1943



THE FIRST OF MAY-1952



INFINITE DYNAMICS -PUBLISHED 1950



MAIN STREET-1968



Walter Burt Adams moved to Belen, New Mexico in 1977.


He died there in 1990.




The paintings pictured here and many others by Walter Adams are included in a video documentary entitled

"WALTER BURT EVANS PAINTS THE TOWN"

which was produced in 1992 by LEGACY PRODUCTIONS.

The video is available for $20.00 including US shipping and handling.


For information email: steve@thinhippo.com



All pictures are courtesy of the copyright holders


        Link to the Evanston Historical Society's and Evanston Public Library's Walter Burt Adams Online Exhibition
 


Link to The WPA Artist's Project Site



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