Norman Adams

Norman Adams was a leading British, religious painter of the 20th Century. Born in 1927 to working class parents in Walthamstow, Adams attended Harrow School of Art until 1947 and the Royal College of Art from 1948 to 1951. Throughout his career he held a variety of prestigious academic posts. He was Head of Painting at Manchester College of Art from 1958-1970 and held the professorship of painting at Newcastle University from 1981-1986. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1972 and was Keeper of the Royal Academy from 1986 until his retirement. He died on 9th March 2005












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